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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
First Bomb of World War 1
The first zeppelin bomb dropped on London landed here.
Location: 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
Description: The first bomb of World War I (1914-1918) to fall (and indeed the first aerial bomb) dropped from a Zeppelin on London and landed here in the garden of The Nevill Arms Public House on 30th May 1915.