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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
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