Monday Miscellanea

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

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday23rd April 1979: 33-year-old teacher Blair Peach dies from head injuries following outbreaks of fighting with police at an Anti-Nazi League demonstration against a National Front meeting in Southall, West London.
  • Tuesday24th April 1993: A massive IRA bomb explodes on Bishopsgate in the City of London, killing one person, injuring 44 more, and causing more than £350m damage to the area.
  • Wednesday25th April 2002: Two teenage brothers are acquitted of the murder of 10-year-old schoolboy Damilola Taylor, in the first of three trials for the crime over four years at the Old Bailey.
  • Thursday26th April 1999: Television presenter Jill Dando is fatally shot in the head on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, West London.
  • Friday27th April 1840: Following its almost complete destruction by fire in 1834, work on rebuilding the Palace of Westminster starts with the laying of a foundation stone by the wife of the architect Sir Charles Barry.

Random London Quote Of The Week

In London they don't like you if you're still alive.

Harvey Fierstein

Picture by Simon_K via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 22 April 2012