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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London
21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.
21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer
21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London
21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.
21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
A Great Oak at Charing Cross
An Oak Tree at Charing Cross station since 1987
Location: Charing Cross
Description: In 1987 There was the worst storm in England since 1703. Winds of upto 120 mph were recorded and an estimated 15 million trees were blown down in this country.
A National appeal went out to plant new trees and the oak tree outside Charing Cross station was one of them.
It stands by a black phone box and a plaque on a nearby stone column gives details of the event.