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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
The Rose and Punchbowl
Site of the last Tower of London traitor, Grog; the raven.
Location: 7 Redmans Road, Whitechapel, London
Description: It was here, outside this now demolished pub, that the last traitor from the Tower of London was found after having escaped somehow.
Grog, a raven, managed to get free in 1981 after 21 years solid service.