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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th January 1996 6,138th performance of Cats is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, A Chorus Line
29th January 1944 285 German bombers attack London
29th January 1850 Born today: Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities
29th January 1798 Born today: Henry Neele, London, poet
29th January 1728 John Gays' Beggar's Opera, premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]
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.