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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (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.