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English social reformer and Theosophist mystic in India   1847 – Born on the 1st of August in London, England.   1867 – Married a clergyman Frank Besant, younger brother of Walter Besant.   1874 – She authored "The Political Status of Women".   1877 – Wrote "The Law Of Population".   1878 – Wrote ..

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1811 – Born on the 29th of August in New York. 1866 – Founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in April, three days after the first effective legislation against animal cruelty in the United States was passed into law by the New York State Legislature. 1874 – A Unitarian, ..

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1788 – Joshua Bates was an American financier, born at Weymouth, Massachusetts. 1828 – Became associated with the great house of Baring Brothers & Co. of London. 1853 – He was umpire of the commission convened to arbitrate the claims of American citizens. 1852 – Founded the Boston Library by giving $50,000 for that purpose, ..

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1845 – Thomas John Barnardo was born 4th of July in Dublin Ireland. 1866 – His medical work in the east end of London during the epidemic of cholera. 1870 – The first of the "Dr Barnardo’s Homes" was opened at 18 Stepney Causeway, London. 1876 – on the 9th July The Girls Village Home ..

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1840 – He was born on the 27th day of March this year in Troy, New York.   1863 – He became co-founder of the First National Bank of New York in this year.   1869 – He married Florence Tucker Baker daughter of Benjamin Franklin Baker and Sophronia J. Whitney this year, and was ..

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1840 – Born on March 27th in Troy, New York. Baker was an American financier, bank president, and philanthropist, who endowed the graduate school of business administration at Harvard University. 1863 – Baker was one of the founders of the First National Bank of New York.          – When the national banking system was ..

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US philanthropist and socialite. 1902 – Born 30th of March in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1919 – Dropped out of high school to marry her first serious boyfriend, J. Dryden Kuser. 1929 – She filed for divorce on 15th of February in Reno, Nevada. 1932 – Her second marriage was to stockbroker Charles Marshall, a man ..

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1908 – Born on March 13th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American publisher and philanthropist, used his wealth to promote conservative political causes and to support education and the arts. 1944-1953 – He founded Seventeen magazine and the immensely successful TV Guide. 1957 – Purchased The Philadelphia Daily News. 1969 – A prominent Republican, he served as ..

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1840 – He was born in New York City on the 12th of July. 1865 – He opened his first dry-goods store in Manhattan. 1865 – He founded his first store on Third Avenue and 10th Street which later relocated and expanded on 19th Street and 6th Avenue. 1906 – He moved his dry-goods store ..

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1693 – Allen was baptised on July 24, 1693 at St. Columb Major, Cornwall. 1706 – At the age of thirteen, he started working at the Post Office. 1710 – Became a clerk in the Bath Post Office. 1712 – Promoted as the Post Master of Bath. 1725 – Elected as a member of the ..

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