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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
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.