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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.
Bram Stoker lived here
The auther of Dracula, Bram Stoker lived and wrote here.
Location: 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
Description: Dublin-born author Bram Stoker (1847-1912) settled in London after becoming the manager of celebrated actor Henry Irving.
He was living here in Chelsea when he came up with Dracula in 1897, one of the most influential horror novels ever written, after suffering nightmarish dreams from eating too much dressed crab.