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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st January 2006 River Thames Bottlenose Whale found dead near Albert Bridge.

21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.

21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London

21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London

21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London

21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.

21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.

First ever UK Indian Restaurant



First ever UK Indian Restaurant

The 1st ever Indian restaurant in the UK was opened here in 1812

Location: 34 George Street, Portman Square, London

Description: In 1810, Dean Mahomed, established the Hindoostane Coffee House at 34 George Street, the first Indian restaurant by an Asian in Britain. Despite advertising 'such delights as the Hookha 'with real Chilm tobacco, and Indian dishes, ... allowed by the greatest epicures to be unequalled to any curries ever made in England; with choice wines... ', it closed 2 years later.


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First ever UK Indian Restaurant

The 1st ever Indian restaurant in the UK was opened here in 1812


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