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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
London's Oldest Terraced Houses
The oldest surviving brick terraced houses in London
Location: 52-55 Newington Green, N16 9PX
Description: These splendid big houses are London's oldest surviving brick terraced houses built in 1658, before the Great Fire and are, unsurprisingly, Grade I listed.
1658 is cut into the brickwork of number 54. It is amazing that they survived the V2 devastation in the area during World War II.
At some point in their history they were converted to shops and in recent years English Heritage has advised on the work to transform numbers 53-55 back to houses. The leases were sold and they now are private residences again.