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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)
26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.
26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.
26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.
Napolean lived here
Napolean III, Emperor of the French, lived here in 1848.
Location: 1c King Street, St James, London
Description: These houses were built by Elger and Kelk in 1846. From February 1847 until his return to France in September 1848, No. 1c was occupied by Louis Napoleon III who left for hisdisastrous descent upon Boulogne.
It is now a Grade II Listed building.