Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 79 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday26th 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).
  • Tuesday27th March 1625: Almost exactly 22 years after his accession to the throne, James I dies of dysentery at Theobalds House near Cheshunt.
  • Wednesday28th 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).
  • Thursday29th March 1871: The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria, who is, however, too overcome to speak.
  • Friday30th 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

Photo by blech via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 25 March 2012