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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th October 1927 Bond and Saint, actor Roger Moore, born in Stockwell, London.
14th October 1906 Born today: Benita Hume, London England, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy)
14th October 1896 Comedian Bud Flanagan was born in Whitechapel.
14th October 1893 George Edwardes Gaiety Girl premieres in London
14th October 1877 Cleopatra's Needle, en route from Egypt to London, almost sinks in Bay of Biscay, 6 die.
14th October 1644 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London.
Scientist Rosalind Franklin
The home of pioneering female scientist Rosalind Franklin.
Location: Donovan Court, 107 Drayton Gardens, Chelsea, SW10 9QS
Description: Pioneering female scientist, Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), lived here on the fourth floor from 1951 until her death in 1958.
She received recognition for her work on viruses and materials during her lifetime, but it is only posthumously that she was instrumental in the work that Francis Crick and James Watson achieved on the DNA nobel prize research (that she wasnt credit with at the time).
In 1950 she began to study systematic X-rays of DNA fibres, producing crucial information used by Crick and Watson in building their DNA model.