This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 4 February 1915: Norman Wisdom is born in Marylebone. He would become a very successful entertainer, as well as a cult film icon in Albania (of course).
- Tuesday – 5 February 1924: The Greenwich Time Signal pips are broadcast on BBC Radio for the first time.
- Wednesday – 6 February 1875: The first ‘Cabmen’s Shelter’ is opened in St. John’s Wood – providing a place where cabbies can rest and consume refreshments.
- Thursday – 7 February 1991: The IRA launch a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street. No one is hurt, but the attack does somewhat startle John Major during a Cabinet meeting.
- Friday – 8 February 1750: A small earth tremor causes minor damage to buildings in London.
Random London Quote Of The Week
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one’s clean linen in public.