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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
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.