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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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.