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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Samuel Pepys lived here and his ghost is said to haunt here.
Location: 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London, WC2N 6DF
Description: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), diarist and secretary of the Admiralty, lived here 1679-1688 to live with his friend and former secretary William Hewer and lived there until 1688, when he moved next door to number 14 and where he lived until 1701, when he retired to Clapham.
Pepys' blurred, smiling phantom was reported near the staircase of the building several times in 1953.
No 12 Buckingham Street is now home to the Regent London English Language Training School.
There is a plaque outside, affixed in 1947. Oddly, there is also a rather similar plaque on the house next door too.
Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London