This Week In London’s History
Monday - 5th January 1964: The Underground’s first automatic ticket barrier is installed at Stamford Brook station.
- 6th January 1725
: The doors to Guy’s Hospital are opened for the first time. 60 patients are admitted.
- 7th January 1928
: In the early hours of the morning, the waters of the Thames reach the highest level ever recorded in London (5.55 metres above the datum line). The resulting flood drowns fourteen people, destroys the homes of thousands more, and causes massive damage to the collections of the Tate Gallery.
- 8th 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.
- 9th January 1806
: Following a grand state funeral, the body of Lord Nelson is buried beneath the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Random London Quote Of The Week
If you do not want to live among wicked people, do not live in London.
Richard of Devizes (Benedictine monk, 1192)
London’s Weather This Week
It will continue to be very cold this week. There’s even an outside chance of snow, apparently.
Picture taken from Niecieden’s Flickr photostream via the Londonist Flickr pool.
Last Updated 05 January 2009