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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
Queen's artist Cuneo lived here
Can you spot Cuneo's hidden mouse in his paintings?
Location: 205 Ember Lane, East Molesey
Description: Artist Terence Tenison Cuneo lived here from 1940 until his death in 1996.
Artist and illustrator Cuneo's fame peaked when he was invited to paint the scene of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. After the coronation, he went on to paint the Queen in a further 16 other commissions.
Since then, all of Cuneo's paintings contain his trademark - a hidden mouse, concealed somewhere in the painting!
He is also best known for his vibrant paintings depicting the social and civic life of Britain including scenes with a wide range of subjects including the railways, industrial, rural and wildlife scenes, and military and ceremonial events.