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Jack London

Jack London was an early 20th-century writer closely associated with San Francisco and adventure. His most famous book by far is The Call of the Wild (1903), the story of a peaceful California dog nam…

Brewer's: London

says Francis Crossley, is Luan-dun (Celtic), City of the Moon, and tradition says there was once a temple of Diana (the Moon) where St. Paul's now stands. Greenwich he derives from Grian-wi…

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the popular name of the unknown killer who terrorized London between August and November of 1888. (He was also called the Whitechapel Murderer, after the city district where he oper…

Brewer's: Jack the Ripper

An unknown person who so called himself, and committed a series of murders in the East End of London on common prostitutes. The first was April 2nd, 1888: the next was August 7th; the third…

Brewer's: London Stone

The central milliarium (milestone) of Roman London, similar to that in the Forum of Rome. The British high roads radiated from this stone, and it was from this point they were measured. Nea…

Meyer LONDON

LONDON, Meyer, a Representative from New York; born in Kalvaria, Russia, December 29, 1871; attended a primary school and also received private instruction, principally in languages; immigrated…

London Preview

What to expect at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games by Catherine McNiff Olympic StadiumSource: London 2012 Related Links 2012 Summer OlympicsMemorable Olympic MomentsBirth of the…

Brewer's: Lungs of London

The parks. In a debate, June 30th, 1808, respecting encroachments upon Hyde Park, Mr. Windham said it was the “lungs of London.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cob…

Brewer's: Tower of London

The architect of this remarkable building was Gundulphus, Bishop of Rochester, who also built or restored Rochester keep, in the time of William I. In the Tower lie buried Anne Boleyn and h…

Jack Bowman 1998 Deaths

Jack BowmanAge: 61 Buffalo Sabres director of scouting since 1996 and a member of the organization since 1980; after a brief illnessDied: London, Ontario, Canada, June 22, 1998Gene BossardA -…