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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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.