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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)
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.