Monday - 12th April 1941: Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore is born in Barking, East London. Better-known as 'Bobby', he would become a successful footballer, captaining West Ham and England (in 1966, no less).
This Week In London’s History
- 13th April 2002
: As many as 15,000 demonstrators gather in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square to protest against Israeli military action in the West Bank.
- 14th April 1471
: During the Wars of the Roses, the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians in the Battle of Barnet
, allowing Edward IV to resume the throne.
- 15th April 1755
: Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language
is published in London.
- 16th April 1889
: Hollywood great Charlie Chaplin is born in Walworth, South London.
Random London Quote Of The Week
The established government has no more right to call itself the state than the smoke of London has to call itself the weather.
George Bernard Shaw
Last Updated 12 April 2010