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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th June 1953 John Christie is sentenced to hang for murdering his wife and hiding her body under the floorboards in their Notting Hill home.
25th June 1946 Born today: Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)
25th June 1942 British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London
25th June 1750 William Green, a weaver, accidentally lost his balance at The Monument and fell to his death.
Eisenhower HQ en suite
General Eisenhower bedded down here in World War II.
Location: Park Lane, 51.50729
Description: The Dorchester has become a 'home away from home' in London for many of the world's Heads of State, celebrities, and industry leaders.
But bizarrely during World War II it took on a very different purpose - it became the London HQ for General Eisenhower or 'Ike' as he was known to close friends.
In fact he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944 & 45.
And from the photo it looks like he could have made a career out of 'gurning'!