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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
A more level-headed Nephew
William Patrick Hitler, nephew of Adolf resided here
Location: 26 Priory Gardens, Highgate
Description: William Patrick Hitler, nephew of... well I'm sure you can guess who...
Lived here some time around 1938 to 1939 between returning from Germany, having tried to set up his uncle with a half hearted attempt at blackmail.
He eventually left for America with his mother to embark on a lecture tour.