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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
Charlie Chaplin's Home
One of comedian Charlie Chaplin's childhood homes.
Location: 289 Kennington Road, Kennington, WC2E 7LB
Description: When future cinema legend Charlie Chaplin was 9 (this was 1898) his mother was committed to an asylum, and Charlie and his brother went to stay with their estranged father here in Kennington Road.
Chaplin senior resided here with his mistress, Louise, and their small son, who was four years younger than Charlie.
When his mother Hannah was released, he left and went to stay with her.