Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 60 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Downing Street

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday3 February 1794: 20 people are killed at the Haymarket Theatre and many more injured in a crush to see King George III.
  • Tuesday4 February 1915: Norman Wisdom is born in Marylebone. He would become a very successful entertainer, as well as a cult film icon in Albania (of course).
  • Wednesday5 February 1924: The Greenwich Time Signal pips are broadcast on BBC Radio for the first time.
  • Thursday6 February 1875: The first ‘Cabmen’s Shelter’ is opened in St. John’s Wood – providing a place where cabbies can rest and consume refreshments.
  • Friday7 February 1991: The IRA launch a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street. No one is hurt, but the attack does somewhat startle Prime Minister John Major during a Cabinet meeting.

London Quote Of The Week

The fascination of the London street is that no two people are ever alike; each seems bound on some private affair of his own.

Virginia Woolf, 'A Room of One’s Own'

Photo by Francesco Camardo via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 03 February 2014