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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.go to related location

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

1867 Ice Skating Disaster



1867 Ice Skating Disaster

In January 1867 40 ice skaters died here when the ice broke.

Location: Regent's Park Boating Lake, London

Description: Here on 15th January 1867, while skating was taking place, the ice collapsed. Over 200 people were plunged into the freezing lake, and 40 skaters died.

The deep lake was then reduced soon after to just 4 feet in depth.


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1867 Ice Skating Disaster

In January 1867 40 ice skaters died here when the ice broke.


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