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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Rights of Man written here



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

Themes: PoliticsPolitics Theme  LiteraryLiterary Theme  PubPub Theme
Ranking This Month: 2471/2739
Pages Hit This Month: 33
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Rights of Man written here

US founding father Tom Paine wrote his revolutionary book here.


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