Lived: Oct 14, 1644 – Jul 30, 1718 (age 73)
Spouse: Gulielma Maria Springett (m. 1672) · Hannah Callowhill Penn
Education: University of Oxford · Christ Church, Oxford · Chigwell School
Children: John Penn (Son) · Thomas Penn (Son) · Richard Penn, Sr. (Son) · William Penn, Jr. (Son)
Parents: Admiral Sir William Penn (Father) · Margaret Jasper
Founded: William Penn Charter SchoolHighlights
- 1672: After gaining his freedom, he finally married Gulielma Springett in April 1672, after a four-year engagement filled with frequent separations.
- 1682: Penn immediately set sail and took his first step on American soil in New Castle in 1682 after his trans-Atlantic journey.
- 1684: In 1684 Penn returned to England to see his family and to try to resolve a territorial dispute with Lord Baltimore.
- 1699: Accompanied by his wife Hannah, daughter Letitia and secretary James Logan, Penn sailed from the Isle of Wight on the Canterbury, reaching Philadelphia in December 1699.
- 1712: In 1712 Berkeley Codd, Esq. of Sussex County, Delaware disputed some of the rights of Penn’s grant from the Duke of York.
- 1718: William Penn died penniless in 1718, at his home in Ruscombe, near Twyford in Berkshire, and is buried in a grave next to his first wife in the cemetery of the Jordans Quaker meeting house near Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire in England.
Born: Jun 11, 1880 · Missoula, MT
Died: May 18, 1973 · Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Previous offices: Representative MT 1st District (1941 – 1943) · Representative MT at-large District (1917 – 1919)
Parents: John Rankin · Olive Rankin
Education: University of Washington · University of Montana
Party: Republican PartyHighlights
- 1880: Rankin was born on June 11, 1880, near Missoula, Montana, nine years before the territory became a state, to schoolteacher Olive Pickering and Scottish-Canadian immigrant carpenter and rancher John Rankin.
- 1911: In February 1911, Rankin became the first woman to speak before the Montana legislature, making her case for women’s suffrage.
- 1918: By 1918, women had been granted some form of voting rights in about forty states, but Rankin became a driving force in the movement for unrestricted universal enfranchisement.
- 1940: Rankin won election to the House once again in 1940, at the age of 60, defeating incumbent Jacob Thorkelson, an outspoken antisemite, in the July primary, and former Representative Jerry J. O’Connell in the general election.
- 1972: Although her legacy rests almost entirely on her pacifism, Rankin told the Montana Constitutional Convention in 1972 that she would have preferred otherwise.
- 1973: Rankin died on May 18, 1973, age 92, in Carmel, California.
Twin brothers Ronald “Ronnie” Kray and Reginald “Reggie” Kray were English gangsters who were the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s. With their gang, the Firm, the Krays were involved in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults and the murders of Jack “the Hat” McVitie and George Cornell.
As West End nightclub owners, they mixed with politicians and prominent entertainers such as Diana Dors, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. The Krays were much feared within their social environment; in the 1960s, they became celebrities, being photographed by David Bailey and interviewed on television.
They were arrested on 8 May 1968 and convicted in 1969, by the efforts of detectives led by Detective Superintendent Leonard “Nipper” Read. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment. Ronnie remained in Broadmoor Hospital until his death on 17 March 1995; Reggie was released from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2000, eight weeks before his death from cancer.