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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
Rights of Man written here
US founding father Tom Paine wrote his revolutionary book here.
Location: The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
Description: Thomas Paine wrote Rights of Man in 1791 this local Islington pub. Both the French and American constitutions are based upon it, and it was a response to Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke.
He was an intellectual, scholar, revolutionary, pamphlett writer, and idealist, and is widely recognized as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Tagged in this Tour: American Tour of London