Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and other thrillers, 150th birth anniversary – 22nd May 1859

Mary Wollstonecraft, 18th century British writer, 250th birth anniversary – 27th April 1759.

George Meredith, 19th century British novelist and poet, 100th death anniversary – 18th May 1909

John Betjeman, 20th century English poet, 25th death anniversary -19th May 1984

Henry VII, King of England, 500th death anniversary – 21st April 1509.

Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist, 100th birth anniversary – 30th May 1909

George Frideric Handel, Anglo-German composer, 250th death anniversary – 14th April, 1759

Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer, 200th death anniversary, 31st May, 1909


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