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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
The famous dogs and cats home in Battersea.
Location: 4 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW8 4AA
Description: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (and formerly known as the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs, and The Battersea Dogs Home) is the UK's oldest and most famous home for dogs and cats. It is financed by voluntary donations with an income of almost 12.2 million in 2010.
In September 2012, the ITV documentary For the Love of Dogs hosted by Paul O'Grady saw the host follow the work of Battersea over seven weeks.