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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
The famous palace in the park.
Location: Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green
Description: Alexandra Palace is a historic hilltop entertainment venue in Alexandra Park, between Muswell Hill and Wood Green.
It was originally opened in 1873 by English tenor Sims Reeves with an audience of 102,000. 16 days later a destructive fire destroyed the building killing 3 staff members and destroying a vast collection of historic English ceramics.
The rebuilding included a concert hall, art galleries, a museum, lecture hall, library, banqueting room, and large theatre.