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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed here in 1848
Location: Cavendish College
Description: On September 8, 1848, 19 year old artist John Everett Millais held a meeting here, his parent's home, with two friends, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt.
That day the trio formed The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an influential new art movement and style which combined the concepts of medieval Mannerism with modern idealism and Romanticism.
Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood