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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th February 1922 The Princess Mary, daughter of King George V was married to Viscount Lascelles in Westminster Abbey.
28th February 1918 Born today: Alfred Burke, London England, actor (Backfire)
28th February 1916 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
28th February 1728 Georg F Handels opera Siroe, re di Persia, premieres in London
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Father of Clowns Joe Grimaldi haunts Sadlers Wells Theatre.
Location: Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
Description: One famous haunting here, is of the great father of clowns, Joseph Grimaldi sitting in one of the boxes (which no longer exist). Still seen wearing his clown makeup, almost 200 years since his death, his head haunted the back rows of the old theatre (replaced in 1998).