Monday Miscellanea

Guy's Hospital fox

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday6 January 1725: The doors to Guy’s Hospital are opened for the first time. 60 patients are admitted.
  • Tuesday7 January 1927: The first commercial transatlantic telephone service is launched, connecting London and New York.
  • Wednesday8 January 1991: A packed rush hour train carrying over one thousand commuters collides with the buffers at Cannon Street station, killing one person and injuring hundreds more.
  • Thursday9 January 1806: Following a grand state funeral, the body of Lord Nelson is buried beneath the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Friday10 January 1863: The Metropolitan Railway, running between Paddington Station and Farringdon Street Station (as it was known at the time), opens to the public. It would form the first part of what we now consider to be the London Underground network.

Random London Quote Of The Week

London, you know, has a great Belly, but no palate, nor taste of right or wrong.

Thomas Hobbes, ‘Behemoth’

Photo by John Esslinger via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

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