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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
The Royal Institution
The R.I. motto is 'Science Lives Here'.
Location: 21 Albemarle Street, W1S 4BS
Description: The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. It is the oldest independent research body in the world.
It was founded in 1799 by the leading British scientists of the age, including Henry Cavendish and George Finch.
Since then 15 scientists attached to the Royal Institution have won Nobel Prizes.
The Institution's lecture circuit is most famous for their Christmas Lectures which were started by Michael Faraday in 1825. Today they are broadcast on television and around the world.
The building here houses over 200 years of history-making science (visit the Faraday Museum), and engage with the latest research, ideas and debates in regular public science events.
Tagged in this Tour: Scientific Tour