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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
Edgar Allen Poe lived here
Horror writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe lived here as a young man
Location: 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, N16 0JL
Description: After attending the Manor School at Stoke Newington, fledgling writer and poet Poe attended the Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House boarding school in the fall of 1818.
The American writer Edgar Allan Poe was famous for his horror stories like ‘The Fall of the House Of Usher’ and ‘The Tell-tale Heart’.
Tagged in this Tour: july 2012