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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
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