Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday18 March 1496: Mary Tudor is born at Richmond Palace. She would become ‘queen consort of France’ due to her marriage to Louis XII.
  • Tuesday19 March 2005: As many as 200,000 protesters march through central London on the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
  • Wednesday20 March 1974: A gunman attempts to kidnap Princess Anne by ambushing her chauffer-driven car as she returns to Buckingham Palace from a charity event on Pall Mall. Despite shooting several people, the man fails in his kidnap attempt and is arrested.
  • Thursday21 March 1962: Driverless tube trains are demonstrated in South Ealing.
  • Friday22 March 1954: The London Bullion Market reopens after 15 years of closure.

Random London Quote Of The Week

Four thousand people cross London bridge every day, mostly fools.

Thomas Carlyle

Photo by ro_nya via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

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