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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
The Diary of a Drug Fiend
This is where Aleister Crowley dictated his masterpiece.
Location: 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
Description: This is where Magickal author Aleister Crowley, at the age of 46, dictated his masterpiece, The Diary of a Drug Fiend, to Leah Hirsig, his Scarlet Woman. They were both staying here, and it reportedly took twenty-seven days, twelve and a half hours to complete it.
It's Crowley's definitive document on the theory behind the Magickal Record.
As the title implies, the diary is central to the cure of two drug addicts.