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Dean Richard William Church

Dean Richard William Church

Died 9/12/1890, 129 years ago

Dean of St Paul’s from 1871 to 1890. Died Dover. 2019: We were contacted by Ann Hentschel who told us that church was born Lisbon, Portugal, not Newport, Wales, as we had read elsewhere. Ann has p...

Person, Religion, Wales

2 memorials

Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

Died 9/12/1674, 345 years ago

Born Wiltshire. His daughter, Anne married the Duke of York, who eventually became James II. His son was Henry. Close to Charles II even before the Restoration he was appointed his Chancellor of t...

Person, Politics & Administration, France

2 memorials

Dame Judi Dench, CH

Dame Judi Dench, CH

Born 9/12/1934, 85 years ago

Born York. Actor.

Person, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Cinema

1 memorial

James  Fegan

James Fegan

Died 9/12/1925, 94 years ago

Philanthropist. Born James William Condell Fegan in Southampton. He moved to London in 1865 and eventually joined a firm of colonial brokers. He soon became aware of the plight of many young boys l...

Person, Philanthropy, Social Welfare, Children

1 memorial

First traffic lights in world

First traffic lights in world

Started 9/12/1868, 151 years ago

Less than a month after the lights were installed the lamp blew up, seriously injuring the policeman who was operating it. See the IET and the Victorianist for two different takes on the story. 20...

Concept, Science, Engineering

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