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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
Light Up St Stephen
The House of Commons in sitting, St Stephen's Tower lights up.
Location: House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
Description: The House of Commons is synonymous with England's political shenanigans and the way in which the country is governed.
So what better way to let all the London punters know that 'stuff is happening' amongst the Lords than to light up a tower.
And that is what is done - when the House of Commons is sitting, some kind chap turns on the light at the top of St Stephen's Tower.