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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st January 2006 River Thames Bottlenose Whale found dead near Albert Bridge.

21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.

21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London

21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London

21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London

21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.

21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.

Mervyn Peake lived here



Mervyn Peake lived here

Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake lived to his death here.

Location: 1 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SA

Description: Author and artist Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) lived out his life here from 1960 until his death in 1968 from Parkinson's disease.

He was educated at Eltham College, Kent from 1937, and his most popular work is the Gormenghast Trilogy, a singular gothic fantasy of tremendous proportions that is made up of the books Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.


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Mervyn Peake lived here

Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake lived to his death here.


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