Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 112 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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socks kill by dartar from the Londonist Flickr pool

Last week on Londonist...

36 naked people on bikes

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2 times Exhibition Road mentioned

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24 of June when we host Londonist drinks - and you're invited!

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1896 the year of birth of the world's oldest man, a former Londoner

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1 metre of flood water in Chingford

= 2327 which means 'socks kill' according to photo no. 2327 in the Londonist Flickr pool (see above)

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 22nd June 1907: The deep-level ‘Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway’ opens. It would later form part of the Northern Line.
  • Tuesday - 23rd June 1912: Alan Turing is born in Maida Vale, West London. He would become a leading World War II cryptographer, whose techniques would be instrumental in breaking a number of German ciphers at Bletchley Park. He is considered by some to be the father of modern computer science. Wednesday - 24th June 1509: A lavish double coronation takes place in Westminster Abbey, as Henry VIII and his new wife, Catherine of Aragon, are crowned. Thursday - 25th June 1953: John Christie is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, whose body was found with several others hidden beneath the floorboards of his house in Notting Hill, West London. His conviction casts serious doubts on a previous murder trial that resulted in the conviction and execution of his fellow tenant Timothy Evans, who would be posthumously pardoned in 1966. The resulting controversy would contribute to the abolition of the death penalty in the UK. Friday - 26th June 1857: The first Victoria Cross medals are awarded by Queen Victoria to 62 soldiers of the Crimean War, in a ceremony in Hyde Park.

    London Quote Of The Week

    As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.

    Goldwin Smith

    Last Updated 22 June 2009