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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.

John Wilkes' House Riots



John Wilkes' House Riots

This is where politican John Wilkes's house was riot damaged.

Location: 35 Grosvenor Square, W1K

Description: This is where former Lord Mayor of London and porn-outlaw John Wilkes' (Born 17 October 1727) lived and where the Mount Street rioters broke his decorative windows in 1792.

Amongst other things, in 1762, the new king, George III, arranged for his close friend, the Earl of Bute, to become prime minister. This decision upset a large number of MPs who considered Bute to be incompetent. John Wilkes became Bute's leading critic in the House of Commons.

In June 1762 Wilkes established The North Briton, a newspaper that severely attacked the king and his Prime Minister.

Wilkes died on the 29th December 1797.

Tagged in this Tour: The London Riots Tour

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John Wilkes' House Riots

This is where politican John Wilkes's house was riot damaged.


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