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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
Michael Jackson plaque
This is where a plaque to Michael Jackson was erected.
Location: Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Description: This super Hammersmith theatre was home to Thriller Live, the show featuring a string of the King of Pop's solo hits and those with the Jackson 5, for several years and through the point of his death.
Shocked fans flocked to the theatre after his death, creating a shrine of candles, tributes and flowers and signing 40 books of condolence. A permanent plaque can be viewed in the foyer.
Tagged in this Tour: London 2012