Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 47 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Boat Race

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday17 March 1984: The Boat Race is postponed after the Cambridge boat crashes into a moored barge less than an hour before the race’s scheduled start.
  • Tuesday18 March 1496: Mary Tudor is born at Richmond Palace. She would become ‘queen consort of France’ due to her marriage to Louis XII.
  • Wednesday19 March 2005: As many as 200,000 protesters march through central London on the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
  • Thursday20 March 1974: A gunman attempts to kidnap Princess Anne by ambushing her chauffer-driven car as she returns to Buckingham Palace from a charity event on Pall Mall. Despite shooting several people, the man fails in his kidnap attempt and is arrested.
  • Friday21 March 1962: Driverless tube trains are demonstrated in South Ealing.

London Quote Of The Week

As I came down the Highgate Hill,

The Highgate Hill, the Highgate Hill,

As I came down the Highgate Hill

I met the sun's bravado,

And saw below me, fold on fold,

Grey to pearl and pearl to gold,

This London like a land of old,

The land of Eldorado.

Henry Howarth Bashford, 'Romances'

Photo by Massimo Usai via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 17 March 2014