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Did you know that the Jamme Masjid Mosque is the only building in the world (outside Israel) to have been a church, synagogue and mosque? The building tells a story about the ever-evolving nature of London: It was built in 1743 as a chapel for Huguenot immigrants fleeing religious persecution in France; in the early 19th century it was briefly a Methodist chapel, its ministry directed primarily towards newly arrived Jews escaping pogroms; Russian Jews took it over at the end of that century; and in 1976 it began a new chapter, serving as a mosque for Bangladeshi Muslims.

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Emmanuel Shinwell
Mark Gertler
Mary Wollstonecraft

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun - Noel Coward
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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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