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John H. Maynard

John H. Maynard

Born 24/4/1904, 115 years ago

Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Court Downs Road, Beckenham, Kent on 16 April 1941. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man:  Fireman John Henry Maynard was born...

Person, Armed Forces, Tragedy

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Justin H. McCarthy

Justin H. McCarthy

Died 24/4/1912, 107 years ago

Born Dunmanway, near Cork, Ireland. Politician and writer. He wrote or co-wrote more than 50 novels including ‘Miss Misanthrope’ and ‘Donna Quixote’. Member of parliament from 1886 to 1900. Died...

Person, Politics & Administration, Literature, Ireland

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Bishop Mellitus

Bishop Mellitus

Died 24/4/624, 1,395 years ago

In 604 the Bishop Mellitus arrived from Italy as the first Bishop of London and built and dedicated a cathedral to St Paul on the site where St Paul’s stands today.  Became Archbishop of Canterbury...

Person, Religion, Italy

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Doctor Harold Moody

Doctor Harold Moody

Died 24/4/1947, 72 years ago

Physician. Born Harold Arundel Moody at 8 Rum Lane, Kingston, Jamaica. Although well qualified, he was refused a post at King's College Hospital because of his colour, but became a medical superint...

Person, Medicine, Race Issues, Jamaica

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Thankfull Sturdee

Thankfull Sturdee

Born 24/4/1852, 167 years ago

Photographer and local historian. Born at 209 Evelyn Street, Deptford. He published 'Reminiscences of Old Deptford' in 1895. In 1911 he joined the Daily Mirror as a photographer, which was the firs...

Person, Photography, History

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