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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Air travel for rich people
City type flights since 1987
Location: Royal Docks, E16 2PX
Description: City Airport is situated just ten miles from the West End of London and three miles from the business and financial centre of Canary Wharf.
It houses a single-runway airport, intended for use by STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airliners, and principally serving the financial districts of London.
The airport was first proposed in 1981, construction began on the site (the former Royal Docks) in 1986, with the Prince of Wales laying the first stone of the terminal building. Queen Elizabeth II opened London City Airport in November 1987.