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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in 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.