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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th March 1969 Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London.
17th March 1954 Born today: Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
17th March 1954 Born today: Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
17th March 1931 Born today: Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
17th March 1928 The first James Bond girl, from Dr No, actress Eunice Gayson was born in Croydon.
17th March 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
17th March 1904 The Daily Mirror's Handcuff challenge to Harry Houdini at the Alhambra Theatre.
17th March 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
17th March 1789 Born today: Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Sherlock Holmes stories here.
Location: 2 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6HJ
Description: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reputedly had an eye practise here, although there is some argument as to whether it was actually 2 Upper Wimpole Street instead.
For now, we'll go with his autobiography.
He wrote many of his stories here.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012