Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday4 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).
  • Tuesday5 February 1924: The Greenwich Time Signal pips are broadcast on BBC Radio for the first time.
  • Wednesday6 February 1875: The first ‘Cabmen’s Shelter’ is opened in St. John’s Wood – providing a place where cabbies can rest and consume refreshments.
  • Thursday7 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.
  • Friday8 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.

Oscar Wilde

Picture by JL1967 via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

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