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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th April 1992 Comedian Benny Hill died from a heart attack in his home in Teddington, West London.go to related location

20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.

20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London

20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus

20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London

Chopin's Last Performance



Chopin's Last Performance

This is the house where Chopin left for his last performance.

Location: 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London, SW1A 1NP

Description: It was from this house in 1848 that Frederic Chopin 1810-1849 went to Guildhall to give his last public performance.

At this last concert on 16 November 1848, nearing the end of his long struggle with tuberculosis, in a final patriotic gesture, Chopin played for the benefit of Polish refugees.

The great author James Fenimore Cooper (Last of the Mohicans) lived here, and according to James Grossman, Susan Cooper had danced once in a great Parisian house to waltzes played by Chopin and Liszt while the hired musicians were at supper.


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Chopin's Last Performance

This is the house where Chopin left for his last performance.


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