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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in 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.