Woman police officer Annie Matthews, Hyde Park, London
Woman police officer Annie Matthews (nickname Big Ben), on duty at the children's lido in Hyde Park, London. Before joining the Met Police, Annie worked as a housemaid at Glamis Castle in Scotland. She joined the force in July 1919, but left in July 1922 during the period of the so-called Geddes Axe, when the government of the day reduced the number of policewomen from 112 to 20. However she rejoined in December 1922 and continued to serve until December 1949. Date: 1939
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Karlsruhe, Germany - the 'Fan City'
The German city of Karlsruhe was planned as 32 streets radiating out from the central Schloss palace tower, earning it the nickname Facherstadt - Fan City - because the city design resembles a fan when seen from above.
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Boxing match which lasted a record 75 rounds
Boxing match which lasted a record 75 rounds, between John L Sullivan (1858-1918), nicknamed the Boston Strongboy, and Jake Kilrain (1859-1937), in the last world heavyweight championship prizefight decided with bare knuckles under London Prize Ring rules, at Richburg, Mississippi, USA. The match ended early in the 76th round when Kilrain's manager threw in the towel. Date: 1889
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