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This soldier and war hero founded the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
He made his name at the siege of Mafeking (1899-1900)
He popularized his ideas in the 1908 book 'Scouting for Boys'
This Day in British History
07 April, 1827
John Walker sells first friction match
Walker, a chemist from Stockton-on-Tees, accidentally invented the match, by combining potassium chlorate and antimony sulfide.