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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

1st Kenyan President lived here



1st Kenyan President lived here

Jomo Kenyatta, 1st Kenyan president and Kenyan hero lived here.

Location: 95 Cambridge Street, Pimlico

Description: Jomo Kenyatta was born in the area now known as Kenya around 1890, entering politics in 1924.

He came to England in 1931 and lived here while he studied and wrote a book of local Kenyan customs.

He returned to Kenya in 1947 where his party was arrested and jailed for 6 years before being his conviction was annulled.

Upon his return from exile in 1961 Kenyatta was appointed to the legislative
council of the Kenya African National Movement (KANU). The party stood in
the general elections of 1963 and won 67% of the vote, forming Kenyas first
autonomous government. Following the declaration of Kenyan Independence
in December of the same year, Kenyatta became Kenyas first president
a position he held until his death.

Kenyatta died in 1978 in Mombasa and today remains a Kenyan national hero.


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1st Kenyan President lived here

Jomo Kenyatta, 1st Kenyan president and Kenyan hero lived here.


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