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  1. Charlie Chaplin — 2019-01-08 01:18:05
    …0" }} Chaplin spent his childhood going in and out of the workhouse as well as being educated by a range of charitable schools. In 1898, his mother was committed to a mental asylum due to a psychosis caused by syphilis and malnutrition. === Cha…
  2. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    … began early. In his autobiography, Reminiscences, Crompton tells of a trip to London 's Great Exhibition of 1851. His schooling started at Sharow, near Ripon in Yorkshire, along with 19 other boys, aged between 7 and 15. One of his fellow pupil…
  3. Harry Potter — 2018-10-10 17:06:49
    …ss the Severn River from Dursley. The Harry Potter series runs seven volumes, one for each year Harry Potter spends in school. ::cl:: == Global Phenomenon == {{Image url="Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosophers_Stone.jpg" class="right" title="Harry …
  4. James Bond — 2018-10-10 01:11:15
    …een Street, [[London]] W1 [[England]]. He was the second son of Valentine and Eve Fleming. Ian Fleming's first boarding school, Durnford School, was based near Swanage in the Isle of Purbeck. Along with his brothers, Ian Fleming attended Eton. He…
  5. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …s had started the principal of //educating// on a Sunday. Raikes was aware of **William King**, who had set up a Sunday school in nearby Dursley. Raikes saw an oppurtunity to change the outcome for these children which he shared with his friend,…
    … **Reverend Thomas Stock** who had a Sunday school at Ashbury, Berkshire. ::c:: == Sunday Schools Reduces Crime == {{Image url="Robert-raikes-glos-statue.jpg" class="right" title="Robert Raikes statue Gloucester. Ano…
    …nto" width="300" }} The movement began in **July 1780** in the home of a Mrs Meredith. Within a short time several more schools opened in [[Gloucestershire]]. Soon Robert Raikes and Reverend Thomas Stock had 100 children ages 6 to 14 attending t…
    …heir Sunday schools. Even though the children were taught only one day a week, their behavior began to improve. Robert waited a few year…
  6. Phototherapy — 2018-06-01 00:20:45
    …ight could cure **jaundice** at the Rochford General Hospital in [[Essex]]. {{toc}} == Sister Ward == Ward was an old school nurse who was convinced sunshine and fresh air was more healthy than a stuffy hospital. One warm summer day in the 1950…
  7. Four-minute Mile — 2018-03-04 19:41:50
    …ngland, in 1929, was a top mile-runner while a student at the University of Oxford and at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. In 1951 and 1953, he won British championships in the mile run. Bannister researched the mechanics of runni…
  8. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …is the 'Official' English of international organisations like **NATO, UN & WHO**. It is calculated that on an average school day approximately one billion people are learning English in one form or another. Less than a hundred years ago people…
  9. Horlicks — 2017-07-08 21:35:20
    …ife Priscilla Griffiths (1816-1874) sons were born in Ruardean in the Royal Forest of Dean. They were sent to a private school in Hampshire. The brothers found employment in London, where James joined a homeopathic chemist company that made drie…
  10. Cricket — 2017-07-05 08:37:39
    …innings == The first evidence of cricket being played was recorded in the year **1550**, by the pupils of Royal Grammar School, Guildford. The first //recorded// cricket match took place at Coxheath in [[Kent]], [[England]] in **1646**. This matc…
  11. Portland Cement — 2017-06-15 01:37:39
    …"Severn_dam.jpg" class="right" width="200" }}|| Concrete is the most widely used construction material. Roads, bridges, schools, foundations of buildings, driveways and large office buildings are made of concrete. Some boats and ships are even ma…
  12. Blood transfusion — 2017-05-23 21:23:32
    …="Blood-Transfusion.jpg" class="left" title="Blood Transfusion" width="200" }} In 1840, at St George's Hospital Medical School in London, Samuel Armstrong Lane, aided by Dr. Blundell, performed the first successful whole blood transfusion to trea…
  13. Telephone — 2017-05-16 10:26:05
    …m, or "Aleck", as his family called him, was interested in working with the deaf throughout his life. He only attended school for five years; from the time he was 10 until he was 14, but he never stopped learning. He read the books in his grandf…
    …ng for a better climate in which to live. Bell recovered from the disease. Two years later he went to Boston to open a school for teachers of the deaf and then became a professor at Boston University. It was at this time that he met Mabel Hubbar…
  14. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    … his wife Martha Thomlinson. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="1410107922" }}|| On 15 January 1887 he married a schoolteacher Clara Walker Godefroy, they had two sons, Roland and Douglas, and a daughter, Patricia. Hornby began experiment…
  15. Postage Stamp — 2017-02-01 12:17:38
    …ecember 1795, Rowland was the third son of Thomas Wright Hill. At the age of seven his father took charge of a boarding school in Birmingham and this is where Rowland was educated. In 1807 Rowland Hill became a student-teacher at his father's sch…
  16. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …med **Baron de Coubertain** visited England on a fact finding mission aimed at instigating physical education in French schools. Brookes invited Coubertain to his annual games in Much Wenlock [[Shropshire]] and even closed the entire town to conc…
  17. Dinosaur — 2016-10-24 00:25:22
    …come what we might call a celebrity scientist today. He was labelled "impudent" by teachers at Lancaster Royal Grammar School. == Megalosaurus == The first scientifically named dinosaur is **Megalosaurus** it was a large Theropod dinosaur and …
  18. Procter Gamble — 2016-07-28 14:08:46
    …e was born in Ireland */ Gamble was born 3rd April 1803 in Enniskillen, [[Ireland]]. He was educated at Portora Royal School. His family emigrated to Canada in 1819. Eventually settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he apprenticed to a soap-maker …
  19. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    … width="100"}} The first evidence of cricket being played was recorded in the year 1550, by the pupils of Royal Grammar School, Guildford. The first recorded cricket match took place at Coxheath in Kent, England in 1646. This match also produced …
    …an opponent in the shins), tripping and holding (in other words fouling). Legend has it that one day in 1823, a senior school boy called **William Webb Ellis** elected to run with the ball rather than retiring to kick it as was the normal mode o…
    …f play in **Rugby School** football matches. Other clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA but instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Footba…
  20. Automatic Kettle — 2016-05-17 16:47:22
    …obbs was born on May 3 1916 at Langton Green, near Tunbridge Wells [[Kent]], [[England]], and educated at the Skinners' school, where he was keen on drama. Working from a rundown factory at Croydon, Russell took charge of developing new products …

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