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Emmeline Pankhurst

(Women’s Rights Activist)

15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928 (Aged 69)

Pankhurst was a founder of the British suffragettes’ movement, which helped women gain the right to vote.

In her later years, Pankhurst became worried by the rise of Bolshevism and became a member of the Conservative party.

Her death, at age 69, came weeks before women were granted full voting rights, equal to men.

Time magazine named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

Roald Amundsen


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16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928 (Aged 55)

Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer, who was the first person to lead expeditions reaching both North and South poles.

He also led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage in the Arctic.

While flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic, the plane carrying Amundsen and his 5 crewmen disappeared.

It is presumed the plane crashed in the fog while flying over the Barents Sea.

None of their bodies were ever recovered.

Thomas Hardy


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2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 (Aged 87)

Hardy was an influential English poet and Novelist, best known for his novel ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’.

Hardy’s ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

His heart, however, is buried in Stinsford, Dorset, where he was born, alongside the grave of his first wife, Emma.

Arnold Rothstein

(Organized Crime Kingpin)

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17 January 1882 – 6 November 1928 (aged 46)

Rothstein was a Jewish-American organized crime boss in New York City.

He is credited with recognizing the business opportunities during Prohibition, as well as leading the narcotics trade.

Rothstein was also believed to have organized fixing the 1919 World Series, the infamous ‘Black Sox Scandal’, though he was never prosecuted for it.

He was killed because of a dispute over a poker debt.

His life has inspired many fictional characters, in shows such as Boardwalk Empire and The Great Gatsby.

Lewis Howard Latimer


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4 September 1848 – 11 December 1928 (aged 80)

Latimer was an African American inventor and draftsman who worked closely with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison during his career.

Latimer played a key role in the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone.

Latimer is an inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work on electric filament manufacturing techniques.