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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Facts on Lloyd's
Lloyd's has underwritten a policy for a Whisky Distillers nose
Location: 1 Lime Street, EC3M 7HA
Description: Lloyd's of London is a British insurance market. It serves as a meeting place where multiple financial backers or 'members', whether individuals (traditionally known as 'Names') or corporations, come together to pool and spread risk...well that's what 'Wikipedia' says.
But did you know... Lloyd's Insurance was - launched to provide marine insurance to ship captains and merchants.
It's first motor policy was issued in 1909.
Lloyd's has underwritten policies insuring:
The nose of a Whisky Distiller.
Against Crocodile attack in Australia.
Food critic Egon Ronay's taste buds.
And finally... against the possibility of Kerry Wallace's hair failing to grow back after being shaved off for a 'Startrek' film.