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17th March 1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

17th March 1969 Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London.go to related location

17th March 1954 Born today: Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)

17th March 1954 Born today: Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)

17th March 1931 Born today: Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)

17th March 1928 The first James Bond girl, from Dr No, actress Eunice Gayson was born in Croydon.

17th March 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)

17th March 1904 The Daily Mirror's Handcuff challenge to Harry Houdini at the Alhambra Theatre.

17th March 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

17th March 1789 Born today: Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)

Goldsmith and Blackstone

Goldsmith and Blackstone

This is where neighbour Goldsmith constantly annoyed Blackstone.

Location: 2 Brick Court, Temple, London

Description: In 1765 author Oliver Goldsmith moved in here at number 2 Brick Court where he purchased the rooms for 400 and spent plenty more on the decor and furniture.

Much to the annoyance of his downstairs neighbour Sir William Blackstone, he regularly invited hoards of guests to join him in all night parties. Blackstone repeatedly complained about the constant racket from the room above.

Oliver Goldsmith lived out the remaining years of his life here and died in 1774.

Twenty years later these chambers saw resident Miss Broderick, and in expectation of a promise one evening, she paced the floor-boards waiting for her lover, Mr Eddington. When he eventually arrived - hours late - he was subjected to a grilling of such intensity that would have made any lawyer appear as a novice.

His dithering excuse was that he had been delayed by his pals down at the local. A feeble try, she thought - and shot him dead.

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Goldsmith and Blackstone

This is where neighbour Goldsmith constantly annoyed Blackstone.

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