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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
Karl Marx lived here
Revolutionary Karl Marx lived here in 1849.
Location: 4 Anderson Street, Chelsea, London
Description: When Marx first moved to London, in 1849, he had already been expelled from many other cities across Europe. He still believed that he would return home and that his time in England would be temporary.
He rented this house, not in a cheap area even in those days. His fourth son, Henry, was born here on Guy Fawkes Night resulting in the nickname Guido.
In the end the rent was too high for the Marxs and half a year after moving in they were evicted.
Tagged in this Tour: Karl Marx Tour by Asli
Tagged in this Tour: The London Karl Marx Tour