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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th March 1969 Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London.
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)
Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture
The site of Anish Kapoor Olympics 2012 Statue
Location: Olympic Park, London
Description: This spiralling sculpture was designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has been chosen as the statuesque 115m monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It's official name - the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be situated here close to the Olympic Stadium, and incorporate the five Olympic rings while offering visitors panoramic views of London.