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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th December 1924 Noel Coward's Vortex, premieres in London

16th December 1897 Actor William Terriss was murdered outside the London Adelphi.go to related location

16th December 1830 George Davis and William Watts were the last hangings at the Wapping Execution Dock.go to related location

Joseph Priestley lived here



Joseph Priestley lived here

The discoverer of oxygen, Joseph Priestley, lived here.

Location: 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney

Description: Dr Joseph Priestley, the theologian, scientist and discoverer of oxygen lived in a house on this site on the corner of Clapton Passage between 1792-1794.

When his support of dissent led to the riots named after him, he fled Birmingham and headed for London; and he was appointed minister here in Hackney in 1793.

Priestley said of his time here, On the whole I spent my life more happily at Hackney than I had ever done before.


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Joseph Priestley lived here

The discoverer of oxygen, Joseph Priestley, lived here.


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