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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Gaddafi's London pad
The London home of Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif.
Location: 7 Winnington Close, Hampstead, N2 0UA
Description: This 11m eight-bedroom mansion in leafy Hampstead is owned by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
When Saif returned to Libya in March 2011 to support his beleaguered father against the advancing rebels, exiled Benghazi student squatters found a way in and occupied it.
It's part of the millions of dollars of assets around the World frozen for the next regime's rebuilding of the country.