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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
Sir Isaac Newton lived here
This is where Isaac Newton lived when he was Warden of the Mint.
Location: 87 Jermyn Street, St James, London
Description: Sir Isaac Newton's chief London connection is with the Royal Society. He was Warden of the Royal Mint from 1696 responsible for investigating and bringing to justice those who clipped and counterfeited the coin of the realm. After his years at Cambridge he came and lived between 1696 and 1709.
Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London