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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Writer Bret Harte lived here
American author and poet Bret Harte lived and died here.
Location: 74 Lancaster Gate, London
Description: Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902), the famous American author and poet, lived here. He is renowned for his accounts of pioneering life in California and for being post-humously insulted by Mark Twain.