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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)
20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London
20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.
20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
Ho Chi Minh cheffed here!
Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913.
Location: Carlton Hotel, Haymarket, London
Description: Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913, when the prestigious Carlton Hotel stood here. It was destroyed in the blitz and is now New Zealand House.
It's believed that while he was working here the hotel catered for Winston Churchill and David Lloyd-George.