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18th September 1709 Dr Samuel Johnson dictionary legend was born 1

18th September 1709 Dr Samuel Johnson dictionary legend was born

1709 Samuel Johnson was born on this day. He was an English Writer, Lexicographer, poet, critic biographer essayist. He was often known as Dr Johnson and most associated for his work Johnson’s  A Dictionary of the English Language 1755. Samuel Johnson born 1709- 1784 Samuel Johnson had the misfortune to catch an illness a type …

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Tennyson arguably the greatest English Poet

6th October 1892 Tennyson, one of the most famous English poets dies

Alfred, Lord Tennyson arguably one of the most famous English Poets dies on this day in 1862 Tennyson is best known for? Tennyson is known for writing short lyrics based on Classical mythological themes helped with a sound knowledge of Latin and Greek. Tennyson studied at Louth Grammar school in Lincolnshire, followed by a spell …

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Frank Bruno Born Today

16th November 1961 Frank Bruno the boxer was born in London

 Frank Bruno London born Boxer One of Britains best-known sports personalities through the 1980s and ’90s, Frank Bruno was born on the 16th November 1961, Wandsworth in South West London. Career Professional Boxer in 1982 21 consecutive knockouts 45 Fights, 40 wins, 5 losses European Heavyweight championship win with a KO WBA tight fight against …

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin’s London: The most unlikely Exiled Londoner

Some may not be aware, the Hollywood silent movie star, Charlie Chaplin was born in London, on the 23rd September 1952 he travelled back to London from America to promote his new film “Limelight”. A film that some consider to be a semi autobiographical view of Chaplin‘s Edwardian London, touching on themes from his childhood …

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National Sporting Club Covent Garden

When Heavy Weight Boxing came to Covent Garden: Tommy Burns vs Gunner Moir

Fight Night: Tommy Burns vs Gunner Moir, National Sporting Club, Covent Garden London, 2nd December 1907 Boxing Legend Tommy Burns Tommy Burns became the first boxer to travel the world defending his title, which he did 11 times. He barred no one from challenging his title, nationality, religion or race. During the first world war, …

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