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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
The Red Lion of Soho
Karl Marx lectured upstairs here in 1847 with Frederick Engels.
Location: 20 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LQ
Description: In 1847, Karl Marx (while living in Dean Street) and Frederick Engels gave lectures in a room above the Red Lion pub, the room of which is now a restaurant.
Here they wrote an 'action programme' for The Communist League. This programme was published in 1848 as the Communist Manifesto, which 70 years later was the basis for the Russian Revolution and formation of the Soviet Union.
Tagged in this Tour: Red Lion Soho
Tagged in this Tour: The London Karl Marx Tour
Tagged in this Tour: First Sunday