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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.
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.