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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.
Daniel Defoe lived here
Robinson Crusoe writer Daniel Defoe lived here.
Location: 95 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0AS
Description: Writer of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe lived in a previous large house on this site with several acres of land. He was profilic with his writings here despite numerous financial difficulties.