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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Howard Carter's Birthplace
This is where Howard Carter, Egyptian Archaeologist was born.
Location: Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road, SW5 9HW
Description: From 1869 to 1891, the house that stood here before Richmond Mansions was owned by the artist Samuel John Carter. His wife gave birth to Howard Carter, later to become world famous as discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
He was born and brought up at what was 10 Rich Terrace, now the site of Richmond Mansions.
In 1891, at the age of 17, Howard Carter went to Alexandria, Egypt to work for the Egyptian Exploration Fund as a tracer.