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In London, Queen Victoria lays the cornerstone of the Royal Albert Hall.

Queen Victoria laying the cornerstone of the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, May 20, 1867, artist's impression.
05/20/1867

In the London borough of Kensington, watched by a reported 10,000 spectators under a giant canopy designed to house 7,000, Queen Victoria officiated at the laying of the cornerstone for the great concert and exhibition hall that would be named for her late husband, Prince Albert.  The completed "Royal Albert Hall" was formally opened on March 29, 1871.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Albert Memorials," in Joseph Haydn and Benjamin Vincent (eds.), Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information... (New York, Harper Brothers, 1883), 22.
"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 57-61.

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