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1 9 3 6 – 1 9 8 9 Abbott “Abbie” Hoffman was a US left-wing political activist, and founder of the Yippies (Youth International…

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Abigail became the undisputed Number One female sex symbol in Australia during the 1970s, primarily as a result of her playing Bev Houghton in the…

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This English-born Australian entrepreneur was chair of the Bond Corporation from 1969 until 1990 during the years when its aggressive takeover strategy gave the company…

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Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home served as British Prime Minister for one year from October 1963 to October 1964. He became famous for a series of records:…

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1 9 2 6 – 1 9 9 7 US poet and political activist. His reputation as a visionary, overtly political poet was established by Howl (1956),…

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Andy Warhol, the high priest of Pop Art, presented everyday images, from soup cans to celebrity photos, as high art, in repetitious silkscreen reproductions. His preoccupation…

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It was the crime that shocked Australia – pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect, in…

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Sir Anthony Eden succeeded Winston Churchill as Prime Minister in April 1955. Having been a brilliant Foreign Secretary, he was seen as the natural and promising heir.…

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1 9 1 8 – 1 9 8 1 Egyptian politician, and president from 1970 to 1981. Succeeding Nasser as president in 1970, Sadat restored…

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Born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Arthur Scargill became a miner on leaving school and was soon a trade union and political activist in the Young…

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Astrid Kirchherr is best known for her striking photos of The Beatles taken during their first stay in Hamburg, which were later reproduced around the world. Ironically,…

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“Ding Dong, Avon Calling” The most successful door-to-door makeup enterprise in history, Avon has been bringing front door service to housewives since 1886. The company…

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Trained as a Muslim theologian, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini became the arch-prophet of Islamic fundamentalism in Iran. Bitterly opposed to the Westernised regime of Shah Mohammed…

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Barbara Ann Deeks was born in Shoreditch, London, in 1937 – the only child of John Deeks, a costermonger, and his wife, Rose, a dressmaker.…

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Barney Bubbles is a cult figure among other designers but is barely known outside the field. Unlike contemporaries and followers like Peter Saville, Neville Brody,…

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