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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
World's 1st Drink Driving Arrest
The site of the first drunk driver arrest.
Location: 165 Bond Street, W1S 4RB
Description: This is where electric taxi driver George Smith crashed his car into 165 New Bond Street.
He was promptly arrested and in court said he had drunk 2 or three glasses of beer.
He was fined 20 shillings.