#220 King Edward VIII / Alfred Kinsey – 23 June 1894

Edward VIII of the United Kingdom

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936. After his abdication, he was created Duke of Windsor. During the Second World War, he was moved to the Bahamas as Governor. After the war, he was never given another official appointment and spent the remainder of his life in retirement.

Alfred Kinsey

Photo by Bill Dellenback; © Kinsey Institute

Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist and professor of entomology and zoology, who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, as well as producing the Kinsey Reports and the Kinsey scale. Kinsey’s research on human sexuality, foundational to the modern field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s. His work has profoundly influenced social and cultural values in the United States and many other countries.


Also born on this day :
Major-General Sir Harold Eric Barrowclough, KCMG , CB , DSO & Bar , MC was a New Zealand military leader.
Norman Reilly Raine was the creator of Tugboat Annie and a prolific screenwriter who won an Oscar.
Greet Hofmans was a faith healer and hand layer.
Admiral Sir Charles Saumarez Daniel KCB CBE DSO  was a Royal Navy officer  who went on to be Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy.
Laurie York Erskine was a popular boys adventure author and educator.
Jimmy Flynn  was a rugby union player who represented Australia.
Wilber Marion Brucker was an American Republican politician.
George Weiss was an American baseball executive.

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