24 November 1849
Frances Eliza Hodgson (later FHB) was born at what is now 358 Cheetham Hill Road
, the third child and first girl in a family of five.
November 1885 Little Lord Fauntleroy
(for many years FHB's most famous work) began to appear serially in the children's magazine Saint Nicholas
; it came out in volume form in the USA and in England in 1886.
FHB's The Secret Garden
began serialization in the new American Magazine
(the first instance, she said, of a story for children appearing in a periodical for adults).
29 October 1924
FHB died at her home, Plandome
on Long Island
, of apparently unrecognised colon cancer, which had been spoken of for years merely as severe digestive problems.