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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

World's 1st Drink Driving Arrest



World's 1st Drink Driving Arrest

The site of the first drunk driver arrest.

Location: 165 Bond Street, W1S 4RB

Description: This is where electric taxi driver George Smith crashed his car into 165 New Bond Street.

He was promptly arrested and in court said he had drunk 2 or three glasses of beer.

He was fined 20 shillings.


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World's 1st Drink Driving Arrest

The site of the first drunk driver arrest.


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