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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)
The Magic Circle
The home of magic, a quirky museum, and all the trade secrets.
Location: 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, NW12HD
Description: The Magic Circle is a bewitching venue, full of mystery, intrigue and priceless magic-related treasures.
The finest magicians from all over the world gather to share their secrets. Regular gigs are hosted here, keep a look out for tickets.
The building includes a library of more than 6000 magic books, and it's museum is something completely different to the rest of London's mainstream offerings. Items such as Houdini's handcuffs are a must see.