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|1872 31 May
||Birth of Thomas Breakwell, considered the first English Bahá'í, in Woking, Surrey, England.
||Woking; Surrey; England
|1902 13 Jun
||Thomas Breakwell dies from tuberculosis in Paris. (b. 31 May, 1872 in Woking) [AB77; BBD46; SEBW70]
- `Abdu'l-Bahá appears to know this without being told. [AB78-9; SEBW70]
- Shoghi Effendi designates him one of three `luminaries shedding brilliant lustre on annals of Irish, English and Scottish Bahá'í communities'. [MBW174]
- See AB79, SEBW71–2 and SWAB187–9 for `Abdu'l-Bahá's eulogy.
- See wikipedia for an account of his life.
- See Cimetière de Pantin for the location of his resting place c/w photos.
|Woking; England; Paris; France
||Thomas Breakwell; In Memoriam
|1922 Late May
||The communities of London, Manchester and Bournemouth elect a Bahá'í Spiritual Assembly for England. [ER213; SBR28, 67]
- This is also known as the Spiritual Assembly for London and the All-England Bahá'í Council. [ER2 13; SBR67]
- See ER213 and SBR28 for membership.
|London; Manchester; Bournemouth; United Kingdom
||Spiritual Assemblies; All-England Bahai Council
|1922 6 Jun
||The All-England Bahá'í Council meets for the first time. [SBR28; UD9, 468]
- ER2 13 says it first met 17 June.
- The meeting is held in the home of Mrs Thornburgh-Cropper. [SBR28, 67]
||All-England Bahai Council; Firsts, Other; Mary Virginia Thornburgh-Cropper
||Shoghi Effendi sails from England to Cape Town and proceeds overland to Cairo. [PP180–1, SETPE1p163]
He travelled through East Africa passing through Rhodesia where he visited the grave of Cecil Rhodes and further north in Rhodesia to see the Victoria Falls.
- He rode as a passenger through part of East Africa with an English hunter and travelled on a train for some five hundred miles.
- He crossed the Nile River through a papyrus swamp on a ferry.
- He was back in Haifa by October. [SETPE1p163]
|England; Cape Town; Cairo
|2003 9 May
||The passing of David Hofman in England.
- He was one of the nine elected members of the Universal House of Justice when that institution came into being in 1963.
- He presented the first statement from the supreme Baha'i administrative body in April that year to the World Congress in London. Twenty-nine years later, in 1992, he delivered the opening address to the second Baha'i World Congress in New York, an event attended by some 30,000 people.
- He served as a member of the Universal House of Justice for 25 years, until he left in 1988 at the age of 80. [BWNS209, BW'03-‘04pg234, UK Bahá'í Journal]
||David Hofman; UHJ; World Congress; In Memoriam; UHJ