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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
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.