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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture
The site of Anish Kapoor Olympics 2012 Statue
Location: Olympic Park, London
Description: This spiralling sculpture was designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has been chosen as the statuesque 115m monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It's official name - the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be situated here close to the Olympic Stadium, and incorporate the five Olympic rings while offering visitors panoramic views of London.