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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Berezovsky's Stanley House
One of Chelsea's finest mansions now in Russian hands.
Location: Stanley House, Chelsea, London
Description: This eight-bedroom, seventeenth-century Stanley House in Chelsea was bought for 10m by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky in 2005. It has Chelsea's third largest garden.
When the builder's were installing his new marble bath in 2006, one of the existing cast iron beams gave way and caused a mini collapse of the floor and ceiling.
Stanley House is a Grade 2* listed building sitting in a one acre site.
It's named after Sir Robert Stanley whose family owned the house and area in the 17th century.