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First WW2 bomb on City of London

First WW2 bomb on City of London

Started 25/8/1940, 79 years ago

Event, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial

George, Duke of Kent

George, Duke of Kent

Died 25/8/1942, 77 years ago

Son of George V. Born York Cottage, Sandringham. Honorary member of Lincoln's Inn. 1934 created Duke of Kent and married Marina. Rumoured to have had affairs with Jessie Matthews and Noel Coward. D...

Person, Royalty, Tragedy, War Memorial WW2

3 memorials

Francis Bret Harte

Francis Bret Harte

Born 25/8/1836, 183 years ago

American writer, best know for his accounts of pioneering life in California. Born New York. Came to London in 1885 via Germany and Glasgow. Buried at Frimley, Surrey. Some sources, contradicti...

Person, Poetry, Literature, USA

1 memorial

Henry Hunter, DD

Henry Hunter, DD

Born 25/8/1741, 278 years ago

Non-conformist minister.  Born Perthshire.  Died Bristol.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Religion, Scotland

1 memorial

Baroness Evelina de Rothschild

Baroness Evelina de Rothschild

Born 25/8/1839, 180 years ago

Born into a rich and well-connected family.  Married her cousin, Ferdinand, but died in childbirth.   She was commemorated by her husband in the Evelina Children's Hospital, by her father in a girl...

Person, Friend / family

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