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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.
Daphne du Maurier lived here
Where Rebecca author lived when first married.
Location: Cannon Cottage, Well Road, Hampstead
Description: 'Rebecca' author Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) lived here between 1932 and 1934.
Ms Maurier was an acclaimed writer who penned novels such as Jamaica Inn and Rebecca, many of which were adapted for the stage and screen. Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was also based on one of her short stories.
Daphne Du Maurier moved here, to Cannon Cottage, after marrying Frederick Browning in 1932 and stayed for just two years. The black plaque here was erected in 2011 by the Heath and Hampstead Society.