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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.
19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.
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