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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
Olympics 2012: Basketball Arena
The stunning temporary Olympics 2012 Basketball Arena.
Location: Olympic Park, Stratford
Description: During the London 2012 Games, the temporary Basketball Arena will host Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and the final stages of the Handball competition.
Construction on the Basketball Arena began in October 2009, with work to erect the 1,000-tonne steel frame starting in March 2010.
Construction was completed within budget in June 2011, and it is one of the largest-ever temporary venues built for any Games.
After the Games, the Basketball Arena will be taken down and parts are expected to be reused or relocated elsewhere in the UK.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Olympics 2012 Tour