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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
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).