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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.
28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.
A.C. Doyle The Eye Specialist
The creator of Sherlock Holmes once plied his trade here.
Location: 2 Devonshire Place, W1H
Description: Indeed it was at this very address that Arthur Conan Doyle rented consulting rooms to assist with his medical career.
Alas it seems business wasn't just slow...it was non-existent. 'Every morning I walked from the lodgings at Montague Place, reaching my consulting rooms at 10 and sat there until 3 or 4 with never a ring to disturb my serenity' confided Conan Doyle.
Luckily for Sherlock Holmes fans he went on to bigger and better things and it was during his time here that he wrote 'A Scandal in Bohemia' and 'The Red-Headed League'.
Doyle then went on to move to Tennison Road in Norwood in 1891.