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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1861 Swimming prodigy Agnes Beckwith is born in Lambeth, London.
24th August 1861 Mathematician and computing pioneer Ada Lovelace was born in London.
24th August 1841 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, dies in Fulham
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
Jill Dando's House
This is where BBC presenter Jill Dando was murdered.
Location: 29 Gowan Avenue, Fulham, London
Description: This is the house that former BBC presenter Jill Dando owned, and sold 2 days prior to her death. Jill was murdered here in April 1999 aged just 37, with a single bullet to the head as she approached the door.
After an investigation Barry George was arrested and convicted at the Old Bailey of her murder. The case is now in appeal.