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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
Chef Fanny Craddock lived here
Onbe of Britains first TV chefs, Fanny Craddock lived here.
Location: Fairwood Court, Fairlop Road, E11, London, E11 1BJ
Description: Born in Leytonstone February 26 1909 as Phyllis Pechey, Fanny Craddock went on to become one of Britain's first TV chefs, along with her brow-beaten husband, Johnny.
She was born and lived at the house 'Apthorp' on Fairlop Road until 1930; today the property is now called Fairwood Court.