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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Karl Marx Resting Place



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.

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