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Lady Byron

Lady Byron

Born 17/5/1792, 230 years ago

Born as Anne Isabella Milbanke, sometimes known as Annabella, an heiress in her own right. Unusually well-educated. An unwise marriage to Lord Byron in January 1815 lasted only a year but did produ...

Person, Education, Friend / family, Race Issues

1 memorial

Kelso Cochrane

Kelso Cochrane

Died 17/5/1959, 63 years ago

Came to London in 1958, lived in Notting Hill and worked as a carpenter.  Murdered by a group of white youths.  The race riots the previous year, the increase in racist activities by Fascist groups...

Person, Race Issues, Tragedy, Antigua

1 memorial

Dambusters Raid

Dambusters Raid

Ended 17/5/1943, 79 years ago

An attack by Royal Air Force 617 Squadron on German dams using bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. The operation was led by Guy Gibson. Subject of the 1955 film The Dambusters for which Eric ...

Event, Armed Forces, Aviation

2 memorials

Stanley Arthur Heaps

Stanley Arthur Heaps

Born 17/5/1880, 142 years ago

Architect. He designed a number of stations on the London Underground system, including the stations on the Edgware extension of the Northern Line, as well as train depots and bus and trolleybus ga...

Person, Architecture, Transport

2 memorials

Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes

Born 17/5/1951, 71 years ago

Politician. Born Simon Henry Ward Hughes. Elected as M.P. for Bermondsey in 1983.

Person, Politics & Administration

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