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December 2021

Death Anniversary of David Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)

December 12
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David Parlett (lhs) & David Brine Pritchard (rhs) in 2005. Editors of Games & Puzzles magazine

We remember David Pritchard who passed away on Monday, December 12th, 2005. David Brine Pritchard was born on Sunday, October 19th, 1919. On this day the first US Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to a living female recipient, Anna Howard Shaw. He was born in Wandsworth taking his mothers'  Winifred maiden name of Brine (as was customary in those days). His father was Arthur Pritchard (DoB : 4th January 1890) and he was the managing director of an Engineering Company.…

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Birthday of David Shire (13-xii-1947)

December 13
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David J Shire

Happy Birthday to David Shire. David John Shire was born on Saturday, December 13th 1947. On the same day "Ballerina" by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra hit #1 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores record chart.

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Birthday of Colin Sydenham (13-xii-1937)

December 13
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Colin Peter Sydenham

Birthday of Colin Peter Sydenham (13-xii-1937)

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Birthday of IM Brandon Clarke (14-xii-1995)

December 14
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IM Brandon GI Clarke

Happy Birthday Wishes to IM Brandon George I Clarke born on this day (December 14th), 1995. "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson was the UK Number One single. In the 2003 London Junior Championships he was =13 with 4/7 In July 2004 he secured his first published standard play grading of 84D and 62D for rapid play.  His first recorded rapid  play tournament was on the 4th of October 2003 being the Mini Squad Under 8s. In this event he beat…

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Birthday of IM Ian Thomas (14-xii-1967)

December 14
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Ian Thomas at CentYMCA with Bob Wade

Birthday of IM Ian Thomas (14-xii-1967)

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Birthday of IM Karl CC Mah (14-xii-1980)

December 14
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Karl CC Mah

Birthday of IM Karl CC Mah (14-xii-1980) IM Karl CC Mah IM Karl CC Mah

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Death Anniversary of Horatio Caro (05-vii-1862 15-xii-1920)

December 15
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Horatio Caro (05-VII-1862, 15-XII-1920)

We remember Horatio Caro who passed away on Wednesday, December 15th, 1920. Horatio Caro was born on Saturday, July 5th 1862. On the same day Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist passed away. His parents were (in the 1861 census) Jacob and Mathilda Caro (née Lüpschütz, possibly Lipschütz) living at 4, Warwick Place, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. Horatio's birth was recorded at Lombard Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Jacob and Horatio moved to Berlin to live at 2, Winterfeld Strasse.…

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Death Anniversary for Thomas Ricketts (03-vii-1896 15-xii-1979)

December 15
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Death Anniversary for Thomas Charles Donald Ricketts (03-vii-1896 15-xii-1979) See Sunnucks

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Death Anniversary of Thomas Dawson (28-xi-1889 16-xii-1951)

December 16
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Thomas Rayner Dawson (28-XI-1889, 16-XII-1951)

We remember Thomas Dawson who passed away on Sunday, December 16th, 1951. He was also known by the pseudonym T. Dyke Robinson (we are looking for a primary source for this) Thomas Rayner Dawson was born on Thursday, November 28th 1889 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Henry and Jane Dawson (née Rayner). The early history of TRD and his family has been meticulously researched by Yorkshire chess historian, Steve Mann. We recommend you visit this page to discover the detail. According…

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Birthday of FM Stephen J Cullip (16-xii-1973)

December 16
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Birthday of FM Stephen J Cullip (16-xii-1973)

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