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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.
24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
Steam Power Born In Euston
Cornish born Richard 'Cap'n Dick' Trevithick - steam man!
Location: Euston Station, NW1
Description: Back on Christmas Eve 1801, a great thing took place that changed the way people would travel around London and the glorious UK for ever...
Cornish born Richard 'Cap'n Dick' Trevithick - the father of locomotive power - transported an array of excited passengers on his steam carriage.
The first passengers ever to travel by steam power in and around the Euston area.