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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
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.