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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
Enid Blyton was born here
Enid Blyton, author of Noddy the Famous Five was born here.
Location: 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
Description: Prolific childrens author Enid Blyton was born here above a shop on 11th August 1897.
Enid Blyton is probably the most successful British childrens author of the twentieth century. Over her 40 year career, she published over 600 books for young people, her best known being The Famous Five series, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and of course, Noddy. Her books have been translated into nearly 70 languages and have sold over 60 million copies worldwide.