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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.
Fulham Broadway's Sliding Doors
The station where Gwyneth alights the train in Sliding Doors.
Location: Fulham Road
Description: The District line's Fulham Broadway Station was formerly known as Walham Green until it changed in 1952. It's entrance built in 1905 is grade II listed but the station itself dates back to 1880.
It was made famous by being featured in Gwyneth Paltrow's feature film Sliding Doors where she leaves the train station with John Hannah. Note the exit has changed since the introduction of the new 2003 ticket hall here.
Being close to Stamford Bridge, on the night of 21 May 2008, this was also the scene of riots after Chelsea's defeat by Manchester United in the Champions League Final.