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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
London's Most Refreshing Sign
One of Britain's first examples of 'kinetic sculpture.'
Location: York Parade Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9AA
Description: A neon advertising sign that welcomed drivers into London for 50 years was reinstated back in 2010.
The billboard for 'Lucozade' was on display on the M4 in Brentford until 2004. Local people missed it so much they campaigned for it to be put back on display.
It was first introduced in 1954 as one of Britain's first examples of 'kinetic sculpture.' The original is now in Gunnersbury Museum but a new, identical sign was switched on yesterday.
Hounslow councillor Matt Harmer said: 'It was part of the urban landscape and locals travelling on the M4 knew they were home once they saw the sign. We're delighted to have it back.'
Culture Minister Margaret Hodge said: 'There was no energy lost in the campaign by residents.'
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