Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 58 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 15 April 1755: Samuel Johnson’s 'A Dictionary of the English Language' is published in London.
  • Tuesday16 April 1889: Hollywood great Charlie Chaplin is born in Walworth, South London.
  • Wednesday17 April 1999: ‘London nailbomber’ David Copeland kicks-off his bombing campaign by planting a bomb outside a supermarket in Brixton, injuring 50 people.
  • Thursday18 April 1960: 60,000 protesters gather in Trafalgar Square as part of a ‘ban the bomb’ campaign.
  • Friday19 April 1935: Comedian Dudley Moore is born in Dagenham, East London.

Random London Quote Of The Week

The established government has no more right to call itself the state than the smoke of London has to call itself the weather.

George Bernard Shaw

Picture by Laura Nolte via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 14 April 2013