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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)
Ho Chi Minh worked here!
Vietnamese communist revolutionary trained as a chef here.
Location: Drayton Court Hotel, 2 The Avenue, Ealing, W13 8PH
Description: Ho Chi Minh is most famous for being the founder of the Viet-Minh independentist movement in 1941 and establishing communist control in part of Vietnam in the 1960s.
During his 30 year exile, while in London, in 1914 he trained as a chef here. The popular line is that it can be assumed that he would have cleaned and washed the dishes here!