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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th February 1975 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop

28th February 1922 The Princess Mary, daughter of King George V was married to Viscount Lascelles in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

28th February 1918 Born today: Alfred Burke, London England, actor (Backfire)

28th February 1916 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

28th February 1728 Georg F Handels opera Siroe, re di Persia, premieres in London

Magician David Devant lived here



Magician David Devant lived here

The home of legendary conjurer David Devant.

Location: Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London, NW3 4PT

Description: This is the flat where legendary magician David Devant (1868-1941) lived at the height of his career. His real name was David Wighton.

The first president of conjuring society, The Magic Circle, was described by one critic as the greatest magician of all time.

He was a member of the famous Maskelyne & Cook company and performed regularly at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly. Many of his tricks involving the disappearance of human beings have seldom been attempted since, English Heritage said. His shows featured mysteries such as the `Magic Kettle' from which he poured any drink called for by the audience. His act has inspired contemporary magicians of the present day.

Devant's catchphrase was all done by kindness - and, by all accounts, he enjoyed popular appeal throughout his career.

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Magician David Devant lived here

The home of legendary conjurer David Devant.


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