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.
- 15th June 1215
: King John puts his seal to the Magna Carta at Runnymede (about half-way between Heathrow Airport and Windsor).
- 16th June 1838
: The London Working Men’s Association is formed, marking the beginnings of a significant movement for social and political reform.
- 17th June 1974
: An IRA bomb explodes at the Houses of Parliament, causing extensive damage, and minor injuries to 11 people.
- 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