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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.
26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)
26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
The smaller lesser-known cemetery in Kensal Green!
Location: Harrow Road, Kensal Green, NW10 5NU
Description: St Mary's Catholic Cemetery was established in 1858, and has been the final resting place for more than 165,000 Catholic adults and children for over 150 years.
There are three Grade II listed mausoleums, two mausoleums, and two graves named as Building of Merit.
The Belgian War Memorial is also Grade II listed.
Many Irish migrants who came to England during the Great Famine are buried here.
The famous Irish inventor Louis Brennan is buried here. He pioneered the torpedo, a helicopter, and gyroscopic monorail. Of the latter, Sir Winston Churchill once remarked: Sir, your invention promises to revolutionise the railway systems of the world.