Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 77 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday16th April 1889: Hollywood great Charlie Chaplin is born in Walworth, South London.
  • Tuesday17th April 1999: ‘London nailbomber’ David Copeland kicks-off his bombing campaign by planting a bomb outside a supermarket in Brixton, injuring 50 people.
  • Wednesday18th April 1960: 60,000 protesters gather in Trafalgar Square as part of a ‘ban the bomb’ campaign.
  • Thursday19th April 1935: Comedian Dudley Moore is born in Dagenham, East London.
  • Friday20th April 1964: A huge fire at Battersea Power Station scuppers the launch of the BBC Two TV channel.

Random London Quote Of The Week

London - A place you go to get bronchitis.

Fran Lebowitz

Picture by mondoagogo via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 15 April 2012