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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.go to related location

Stalin lived here



Stalin lived here

This is where Stalin lived as a political refugee.

Location: 75 Jubilee Street, Whitechapel, E1 3HF

Description: When a young Stepney housewife answered a knock on her front door at this house on March 5, 1953, she expected to find one of her friends or neighbours on the other side maybe even her mum, who lived next door.

But Golda Berk was in for a shock. Standing outside her tenement door in Jubilee Street were reporters from radio stations and newspapers and not just from Fleet Street but all around the world.

Joseph Stalin, who had just died in Russia, had lodged at 75 Jubilee Street as an impoverished young political refugee 46 years before.

Stalin ruthlessly suppressed dissent, murdered his rivals and resettled peasants thousands of miles from their homes. Stalins triumph was to halt the march of Hitlers armies, with his peoples resolute stand at the siege of Leningrad and the Battle of Stalingrad.


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Stalin lived here

This is where Stalin lived as a political refugee.


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