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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
30th April 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
30th April 1943 Noel Coward's This Happy Breed, premieres in London
30th April 1763 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
30th April 1695 William Congreve's Love for Love, premieres in London
30th April 1290 Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I was married to the 7th Earl of Gloucester in Westminster Abbey.
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.