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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)
Colonel Elliott's Magic Home
Scene of Colonel Eliott's public humiliation of Lady Waghorn.
Location: 54 Welbeck Street, London
Description: This is where Lieutenant Colonel Robert Elliot, a retired eye surgeon and member of the Magic Circle lived.
And it was here that he humiliated Lady Waghorn in order to discredit her testimony that she had seen the miraculous indian rope trick performed some years earlier.
This was in 1926, when the West was enthralled with the idea that there were real magicians doing tricks unknown to the West.
Lady Waghorn was one of the many eyewitness reports that were hounded into discredit by the Magic Circle.
Tagged in this Tour: Historic Magic Circle Tour