Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 121 months ago
Monday Miscellanea
Horniman Tower

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday22th December 1974: A bomb explodes at the Victoria home of Conservative leader and former Prime Minister Edward Heath. No-one is hurt.
  • Tuesday23rd December 1690: At Greenwich Royal Observatory, astronomer John Flamsteed catalogues what he believes to be a star as ‘34 Tauri’. It would later transpire that this is the first recorded sighting of the planet Uranus. Wednesday24th December 1890: Surrey House Museum (later to become known as the Horniman Museum) in Forest Hill is officially opened to the public. Thursday25th December 1066: William the Conqueror is crowned king at Westminster Abbey. Friday26th December 1913: Golders Green Hippodrome is opened as a 3000-seat music hall.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    This melancholy London – I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.

    William Butler Yeats

    London’s Weather This Week

    Forecasters seem to think that temperatures will dip as the week progresses, but there’s still not much chance of a white Christmas in London.

    Photo by M@.

    Last Updated 22 December 2008