Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 114 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 20th April 1964: A huge fire at Battersea Power Station scuppers the launch of the BBC Two TV channel.
  • Tuesday - 21st April 1509: Henry VII dies in Richmond Palace, supposedly as the result of a ‘broken heart’ following the deaths of his son and wife several years before. Wednesday - 22nd April 1925: George Cole is born in Tooting, and given up for adoption. He would become a successful film and television actor, arguably best known for his role as used car dealer Arthur Daley in the TV series 'Minder'. Thursday - 23rd April 1979: 33-year-old teacher Blair Peach dies from head injuries following outbreaks of fighting with police at an Anti-Nazi League demonstration against a National Front meeting in Southall, West London. Friday - 24th April 1993: A massive IRA bomb explodes on Bishopsgate in the City of London, killing one person, injuring 44 more, and causing more than £350m damage to the area.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    So poetry, which is in Oxford made

    An art, in London is only a trade.

    John Dryden, Prologue to the University of Oxon

    One Thing You Must Do In London This Week

    Check out a 41 gun salute in Green Park at midday on Tuesday, or a 62 gun salute one hour later at the Tower of London, all in honour of the Queen’s birthday.

    Last Updated 20 April 2009