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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Houndsditch Murder Scene
This is where Latvian murderers dargged their leader to in 1910.
Location: 59 Golding Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 1QH
Description: After the murder of two Sergeants in Houndsditch on 16th December 1910, the gang of Latvian revolutionaries dragged their wounded leader George Gardstein here - almost 3/4 mile away. An intense search followed, and a number of the gang or their associates were soon arrested.
The episode ended with the Sidney Street Siege on January 1911.