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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
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.