This Week In London’s History
Monday - 26th January 1926: In Soho, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird conducts the first public demonstration of television.
- 27th January 1772
: The Pantheon, an entertainment venue on Oxford Street, is opened.
- 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.
- 29th January 1976
: Twelve IRA bombs explode in the area around Oxford Street, injuring a taxi driver and starting several small fires.
- 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