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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend
The pionner behind Rolls-Royce once worked here
Location: 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2XB
Description: Charles Stewart Rolls (27 August 1877 - 12 July 1910) was a motoring and aviation pioneer.
Together with Frederick Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm.
He was the first Briton to be killed in a flying accident when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display; he was 32.
And so to this very spot - commemorated with a new Blue Plaque which was the address of his office and showroom for the first Rolls-Royces.
The plaque was unveiled by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.