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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
Mrs Beeton was born here
This is where the most famous celebrity chef ever was born.
Location: 24 Milk Street, Cheapside, London
Description: Mrs Beeton (Isabella Mary Beeton ne Mayson) was born here on 12 March 1836, and went on to become one of the most famous cooks or celebrity chefs in history.
Isabella wrote was was popularly known as Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, a guide to running a Victorian household, with advice on fashion, childcare, animal husbandry, poisons, the management of servants, science, religion, and industrialism. Of the 1,112 pages, over 900 contained recipes, such that another popular name for the volume is Mrs Beeton's Cookbook.
After giving birth to her 4th child she contracted a fever and died aged just 28.