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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Serial Killer's former home
This was the former home of Dennis Nilsen, gay serial killer.
Location: 195 Melrose Avenue, Cricklewood, London
Description: When police caught serial killer Dennis Nilsen in 1983 in Muswell Hill, they found that his former home (here) had been where 13 undiscovered murders had taken place.
Over the following days and weeks police recovered bones from about eight different bodies from the land around Melrose Avenue.
In spite of initially admitting to 16 murders Nilsen denied six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Central Criminal Court in October.
Later in 1983 he was charged with 12 murders and sentenced to six life sentences.