This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 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).
- Tuesday – 27th March 1625: Almost exactly 22 years after his accession to the throne, James I dies of dysentery at Theobalds House near Cheshunt.
- Wednesday – 28th March 1819: Joseph Bazalgette is born in Enfield, North London. He would become the chief civil engineer for the Metropolitan Board of Works, creating London's sewerage system (and contributing to the eradication of cholera).
- Thursday – 29th March 1871: The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria, who is, however, too overcome to speak.
- Friday – 30th March 1979: Conservative MP Airey Neave is killed by a car-bomb in the House of Commons car park.
Random London Quote Of The Week
May my enemies live here in summer!
Jonathan Swift, a letter from London, 25th August 1711