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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
Francisco de Miranda's Statue
Born, Caracas in 1750's. Founder independence in South America.
Location: Fitzroy Sqaure, W1P
Description: This chappy seemed more at home in London than anywhere else - in fact his home in Fitzrovia has been described as the 'most Venezuelan place outside Venezuela'. Born in Caracas in the 1750's, this chap was one of the founders of independence in South America, he was given the nickname 'The Precursor' - what a name - what a man! The statue is opposite the Indian YMCA.