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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
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.