This Week In London’s History
- Monday - 15 April 1755: Samuel Johnson’s 'A Dictionary of the English Language' is published in London.
- Tuesday – 16 April 1889: Hollywood great Charlie Chaplin is born in Walworth, South London.
- Wednesday – 17 April 1999: ‘London nailbomber’ David Copeland kicks-off his bombing campaign by planting a bomb outside a supermarket in Brixton, injuring 50 people.
- Thursday – 18 April 1960: 60,000 protesters gather in Trafalgar Square as part of a ‘ban the bomb’ campaign.
- Friday – 19 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