Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 120 months ago
Monday Miscellanea
Savoy

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday6th October 1985: Police Constable Keith Blakelock, whilst protecting firefighters during a riot in Tottenham, trips over and falls to the ground. Before he can regain his feet, he is hacked to death by a mob carrying knives and machetes.
  • Tuesday7th October 2000: The last ever competitive football match to take place at the old Wembley Stadium results in England losing 1-0 to Germany. Wednesday8th October 1965: The Post Office Tower (now known as the BT Tower) in Fitzrovia becomes operational as a major hub for national microwave telecommunications. Thursday9th October 1975: An IRA bomb explodes at a bus stop near Green Park tube station, killing one person and injuring many others. Friday10th October 1881: The Savoy Theatre is opened on the Strand, becoming the first public building in the world to be entirely lit by electricity.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life

    London’s Weather This Week

    Well it’s going to piss with rain for much of tomorrow, but the rest of the week might not be too awful for the time of year.

    Picture taken from buckaroo kid’s Flickr photostream via the Londonist Flickr pool.

    Last Updated 06 October 2008