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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
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.