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The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Edgar Allen Poe lived here



Edgar Allen Poe lived here

Horror writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe lived here as a young man

Location: 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, N16 0JL

Description: After attending the Manor School at Stoke Newington, fledgling writer and poet Poe attended the Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House boarding school in the fall of 1818.

The American writer Edgar Allan Poe was famous for his horror stories like ‘The Fall of the House Of Usher’ and ‘The Tell-tale Heart’.

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