Dr. Thomas Barnardo died of angina at age 60 on Sept. 19, 1905, in his London home, St. Leonards Lodge. He is buried at Cairns House, Barkingside, in east London.
Barnardo studied medicine at the London Hospital and later built a name for himself as a philanthropist. He and his wife, Sara Louise Elmslie, opened and directed many homes for poor children, the first of which was opened in 1870 in London. The homes aimed to feed, clothe and educate homeless children. At the time of his death, he had opened 112 homes throughout the United Kingdom. Barnardo and his wife had seven children of their own.Learn More
All babies develop at different rates, but by the age of 6 months, a baby should have doubled his birth weight. Between birth and 6 months old, a child generally gains 1.5 to 2 pounds per month.Full Answer >
The National Day Care Standards are part of a British policy initiative that provides minimum standards for services that offer childcare and education for children up to the age of 8. All day cares, nurseries, pre-schools and other institutions that provide childcare outside of the home must comply with the standards, whether they operate on a paid or volunteer basis.Full Answer >
Dr. Seuss, who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel, died on September 24, 1991. Geisel was an American author beloved for his famous children's stories, including "Oh! The Places You'll Go!," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Green Eggs and Ham." Many of his books have been made into both on-stage and big-picture productions.Full Answer >
The Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician, Galileo Galilei, died on January 8, 1642 at the age of 77 after suffering heart palpitations and a long fever. At the time of his death, Galileo had been under house arrest for 8 years as a result of having held to the opinion that the sun remains motionless and that the earth revolves around it. He was found guilty by the inquisition in Rome for defending the Copernican theory of heliocentrism, after it had been declared contrary to Holy Scripture.Full Answer >