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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
The Rose and Punchbowl
Site of the last Tower of London traitor, Grog; the raven.
Location: 7 Redmans Road, Whitechapel, London
Description: It was here, outside this now demolished pub, that the last traitor from the Tower of London was found after having escaped somehow.
Grog, a raven, managed to get free in 1981 after 21 years solid service.