Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday12th September 2005: The England cricket team beat Australia at The Oval, winning the Ashes for the first time since 1987.
  • Tuesday – 13th September 1971: Paul and Linda McCartney welcome their daughter Stella into the world. She is born in Lambeth.
  • Wednesday14th September 1983: Amy Winehouse is born in Southgate, north London. She would become a successful recording artist.
  • Thursday15th September 2004: Five pro-hunt protesters burst into the House of Commons, disrupting a parliamentary debate around the ban on hunting with dogs.
  • Friday16th September 1977: Iconic glam rock musician Marc Bolan dies in a car accident in Barnes, southwest London.

Random London Quote Of The Week

London is a roost for every bird.

Benjamin Disraeli, Lothair Picture by Ronald Hackston via the Londonist Flickr pool.

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