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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
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.