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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th January 1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
27th January 1805 Born today: Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
27th January 1606 Eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
The Holly Bush
Samuel Johnson, the 18th century writer, was a regular here
Location: 68 Heath St, Haringey, NW3 1DN
Description: Famous customers: Samuel Johnson; famous 18th century writer, he wrote essays, reviews, sermons, biographies, poetry, an edition of Shakespeare's plays and the Dictionary of the English Language.Charles Lamb; a famous writer who at 20 years of age suffered a period of insanity. In 1796 Lamb contributed four sonnets to Coleridge's Poems on Various Subjects (1796). This was followed by Blank Verse (1798) and Pride's Cure (1802).