Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 100 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Image by Nicole Blommers from the Londonist Flickr pool

Today is the 22 March 2010, which can also be written as 22.3.10, which looks like 22,310 and that is... a malevolent bit of street art from the Cans festival as snapped by Nicole Blommers and shared with the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 22nd March 1954: The London Bullion Market reopens after 15 years of closure.
  • Tuesday - 23rd March 1861: London’s first tramway is opened, running about a mile along Bayswater Road between Marble Arch and Notting Hill. The horse-drawn trams, introduced by the appropriately-named George Francis Train, would be superseded by electric trams some forty years later. Wednesday - 24th March 1603: Following the death of Elizabeth I at Richmond Palace, James VI, King of Scots, is proclaimed James I, King of England. Thursday - 25th March 1950: A team of Norwegian skiers construct a full-size ski jump from 45 tonnes of imported real snow and 60 feet of scaffolding on Hampstead Heath. Friday - 26th March 1973: After 200 years of male exclusivity, women are admitted to the London Stock Exchange for the first time (but still not allowed onto the trading floor).

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    London is a roost for every bird.

    Benjamin Disraeli, Lothair

    Last Updated 22 March 2010