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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st January 2006 River Thames Bottlenose Whale found dead near Albert Bridge.

21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.

21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London

21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London

21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London

21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.

21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.

The Tulip Staircase



The Tulip Staircase

The striking staircase, scene of a famous 'ghost' photo.

Location: Queen's House, Greenwich

Description: The delightfully elegant Tulip Stairs in the Queen's House are the first geometric self-supporting spiral staircase erected in Great Britain.

Although it is traditionally called the 'tulip' staircase, it is thought that the stylized flowers in the wrought-iron balustrade are actually fleurs-de-lis - the emblem of the Bourbon family of which Queen Henrietta Maria (wife of Charles I) was a member.

It was this staircase that was the location of the Reverand R.W. Hardy's famous 'ghost' photograph taken on 19 June 1966, which, when developed revealed what appear to be two or three striking shrouded figures on the staircase.

Since then there have other unexplained incidents reported in the Queen's House, the most recent being in 2002.


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The Tulip Staircase

The striking staircase, scene of a famous 'ghost' photo.


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