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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud
The Thai restaurant that sparked a hot sauce terror alert.
Location: Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EX
Description: This is the restaurant that sparked a terror alert in October 2007 when a toxic cloud of acrid fumes in the surrounding streets caused emergency crews to break in and arrest the suspect bowl of nam prik pao.
They found only Thai chef Chalemchai Tangjariyapoon preparing a batch of nam prik pao, a hot sauce or paste consisting of burnt chillies, garlic flakes, dried shrimp, palm sugar, shrimp paste, tamarind and vegetable oil.