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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
Author Arnold Bennett lived here
This is where Riceyman Steps author Arthur Bennett lived.
Location: 75 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
Description: The author Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was born in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire but moved to London, making it his permanent home after studying at the University of London.
He is one of the best known British novelists of the late 19th Century and is much cerebrated by critics of the literary area.
He lived and worked in this great house, with the immediate area helping to inspire many of Bennett's novels.