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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

15th November 2004 London's bid for the 2012 Olympics officially submitted to the IOC.

15th November 1978 Harold Pinter's Betrayal, premieres in London

15th November 1960 Born today: Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

15th November 1930 Comedian Mike Winters (brother of Bernie) was born in Islington.go to related location

15th November 1923 Born today: Peter Hammond, London England, actor (Buccaneers)

15th November 1845 Opera Maritana is produced (London)

An Argument about a Brown Dog



An Argument about a Brown Dog

Vivisection controversy in 1903 results in statue of dog

Location: Battersea Park, SW8

Description: The Brown Dog affair was a political controversy about vivisection that raged in Edwardian England from 1903 until 1910.

It involved the infiltration of University of London medical lectures by Swedish women activists, pitched battles between medical students and the police, and ultimately police protection for the statue of a dog. Indeed, the affair became a cause celebre that reportedly divided the country.

The significant canine result was the casting of a statue of a dog, destroyed in 1910. But fear not, this rat-like replica appeared in 1985 and is still in Battersea Park...Go Find!


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An Argument about a Brown Dog

Vivisection controversy in 1903 results in statue of dog


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