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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here
Father of clowning Joe Grimaldi, lived here.
Location: 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
Description: Legendary father of clowning Joseph Grimaldi, lived here after an extensive and gruelling nationwide tour in which he incurred a variety of injuries.
He and his wife Mary moved to here, where he recovered from his injuries before going on tour again with his son.