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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
The location of this glorious French naked lady statue.
Location: Henley's Corner, Finchley
Description: This glorious naked female statue by E. Guillaume jubilantly celebrates the victory of the French and British at the Battle of the Marne in 1915 in the First World War. This was the battle that possibly saved France and Britain from defeat in the war.
It was presented to Finchley Urban Council by Viscount Ruthermere on 20th October 1927.