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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.
Dr Crippen Lived Here
This is where infamous wife murderer Dr Crippen lived.
Location: 34-37 Store Street, Bloomsbury
Description: When Dr. Crippen returned to London from Philadelphia, he and his wife lived here at 34-37 Store Street.
Crippen, who was small in height, left Munyonís Homeopathic Remedies for a variety of jobs. Some of them failed, and presently he eventually returned to Munyonís, who had relocated to Albion House, New Oxford Street.
Dr Crippen would later kill his wife in Holloway and try to escape on a ship across the Atlantic to Ontario. The ship received notice of this and he was arrested and subsequently hanged.