This Week In London’s History
Monday - 16th February 1659: The first known handwritten British cheque is written by a Nicholas van Acker, payable to a Mr Delboe and drawn on Messrs Morris and Clayton, scriveners and bankers of the City of London. Reports vary as to how much the cheque is made out for (some sources say £10, others claim £400).
- 17th February 1958
: The inaugural meeting of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) takes place at Central Hall in Westminster. It is attended by some 5000 people.
- 18th February 1996
: An IRA bomb explodes on a double-decker bus on Aldwych, killing the bomber and injuring eight members of the public.
- 19th February 1960
: Prince Andrew is born in the Belgian Suite of Buckingham Palace.
- 20th February 1913
: Two suffragettes set fire to the tea pavilion at Kew Gardens at around 3am, destroying it completely.
Random London Quote Of The Week
London - A place you go to get bronchitis.
London’s Weather This Week
By all accounts it will be decidedly milder this week than of late, and there may even be a bit of pleasant sunshine (and rain).
Picture taken from tonymadrid’s Flickr photostream via the Londonist Flickr pool.
Last Updated 16 February 2009