Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 109 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Pantheon

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 26th January 1926: In Soho, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird conducts the first public demonstration of television.
  • Tuesday - 27th January 1772: The Pantheon, an entertainment venue on Oxford Street, is opened. Wednesday - 28th January 1807: The gas lamps on Pall Mall are lit, making it the first street in the world to be illuminated in such a fashion. Thursday - 29th January 1976: Twelve IRA bombs explode in the area around Oxford Street, injuring a taxi driver and starting several small fires. Friday - 30th January 1969: The Beatles perform live for the last time ever, on the roof of the Apple Records building in Mayfair.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    RESPIRATOR, n. An apparatus fitted over the nose and mouth of an inhabitant of London, whereby to filter the visible universe in its passage to the lungs.

    Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

    London’s Weather This Week

    Mostly cold. Mostly cloudy. Probably some rain now and then. Nice.

    Photo by M@.

    Last Updated 26 January 2009

    Crubellier

    Exciting John Logie Baird trivia - he was on the English end of the first TV transmission from mainland Europe, in a building sited beside the school where the exteriors for Grange Hill were originally filmed.