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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
Lenin Lived Here
Founder of the USSR Lenin stayed here in 1905.
Location: 16 Percy Circus, Islington, WC1X 9EE
Description: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (1870-1924), founder of old Russia, the USSR, stayed here in 1905 at the house that exitsed at 16 Percy Circus before the current circus was built.