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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.
Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home
This is where famous Broadway actress Lynn Fontanne grew up.
Location: 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford
Description: Acclaimed actress Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) was born here and lived here until the age of 29.
She married Alfred Lunt in 1922 and they went to the US to become one of the most powerful acting partnerships in American theatre history.
Fontanne was a major star in the United States for over 40 years, and with her husband shared a special Tony Award in 1970.
They both won Emmy Awards in 1965 and Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named after them.
Fontanne is regarded as one of the American theatres greatest leading ladies of the 20th century.