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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th January 1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
27th January 1805 Born today: Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
27th January 1606 Eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
Richard Branson born here
This is where Virgin founder Richard Branson was born.
Location: Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London, SE9 3PW
Description: This is the nursing home where Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson was born to Edward James and Eve Branson on 18 July 1950.
He is the eldest among his siblings Lindi and Vanessa.
Branson was knighted in 1999 for services to entrepreneurship and presented as a millennium icon.
The buildings here are all still nursing homes.