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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
Karl Marx Resting Place
This is the tomb of revolutionary philosopher Karl Marx.
Location: Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
Description: This magnificent grave and tomb of Karl Marx is a Grade I listed building. He was laid to rest here on Saturday, March 17th 1883, in the same grave as his wife, Jenny, who had been buried 15 months earlier.
In his final years, the hugely influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher was in creative and physical decline.
He spent much time at health spas and was deeply distressed by the death of his wife, in 1881, and one of his daughters.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Karl Marx Tour