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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th August 1954 Elvis Costello 'I Don't Want to go to Chelsea' born in London.

25th August 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)

25th August 1907 Noted publisher Desmond Flower was born in London.

25th August 1867 English scientist Michael Faraday died at home at Hampton Court.go to related location

25th August 1776 Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London.

25th August 1632 Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer Thomas Dekker died in London.

25th August 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company is formed in London.

Charles de Gaulle lived here



Charles de Gaulle lived here

The convent where De Gaulle stayed after Hitler invaded France.

Location: 99 Frognal, Hampstead

Description: Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French forces during World War Two, lived here with his family from September 1942 to 1944.

He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969.

The first reference to Frognal is as a tenement in the 15th century, highly likely to be right here - on the site of the later Frognal House.

After the war in Crimea, the house became the Sailors' Orphan Girls' Home.

In 1968 the building was converted to a finishing school 1968 and today the building, which dates back to circa 1740, is the home of St. Dorothy's Convent.


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Charles de Gaulle lived here

The convent where De Gaulle stayed after Hitler invaded France.


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