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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
The most famous cemetery in London.
Description: Highgate Cemetery is a Grade I listed North London Cemetery housing more than 170,000 permanent residents. Dating from 1839, it's divided into two parts, East and West. It was one of the Magnificent Seven London cemeteries opened as London's population outgrew it's inner graveyards.
Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its obvious status as a nature reserve.
The most famous burial in the East cemetery is probably Karl Marx.
It's also where painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti did a bit of grave digging.
Check out the Circle of Lebanon set of impressive and spooky tombs.
Tagged in this Tour: The Magnificent Seven