This Week In London’s History
Monday – 6th 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.
– 7th October 2000
: The last ever competitive football match to take place at the old Wembley Stadium results in England losing 1-0 to Germany.
– 8th October 1965
: The Post Office Tower
(now known as the BT Tower
) in Fitzrovia becomes operational as a major hub for national microwave telecommunications.
– 9th October 1975
: An IRA bomb explodes at a bus stop near Green Park tube station, killing one person and injuring many others.
– 10th 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