Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 98 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Crunching numbers on Londonist...

24 weeks into the year

164 days into the year

14 days into the month

194 days until Christmas

24 + 164 + 14 + 194 = 396, which is a photo showing an alternative, slightly more relaxed way to protest against war, as taken by IanMH in the Londonist Flickr pool. Cheers!

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 14th June 1961: George O’Dowd is born in Eltham, South-East London. In the 1980s he would become better known as Boy George, the androgynous lead-singer of Culture Club.
  • Tuesday - 15th June 1215: King John puts his seal to the Magna Carta at Runnymede (about half-way between Heathrow Airport and Windsor). Wednesday - 16th June 1838: The London Working Men’s Association is formed, marking the beginnings of a significant movement for social and political reform. Thursday - 17th June 1974: An IRA bomb explodes at the Houses of Parliament, causing extensive damage, and minor injuries to 11 people. Friday - 18th June 1972: A British European Airways plane bound for Brussels crashes moments after taking off from Heathrow airport, killing all 118 passengers. An inquiry later concludes that the pilot had made a ‘speed error’ and stalled the plane, causing it to crash into a field in Staines.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    London, thou art of townes A per se.

    Soveraign of cities, seemliest in sight,

    Of high renoun, riches and royaltie;

    Of lordis, barons, and many a goodly knyght;

    Of most delectable lusty ladies bright;

    Of famous prelatis, in habitis clericall;

    Of merchauntis full of substaunce and of myght:

    London, thou art the flour of Cities all.

    William Dunbar, In Honour of the City of London

    Last Updated 14 June 2010