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The Princess Diana Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th August 1989 Marchioness river crash disaster between cruiser and barge kills 30 people.

20th August 1978 Two dead after El Al crew ambushed in Mayfair.go to related location

20th August 1923 London harbor strike ends

20th August 1909 Born today: Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)

George Peabody...Statue



George Peabody...Statue

Bald man in an armchair, George Peabody, American philanthropist

Location: Royal Exchange, EC3V

Description: At the rear of the Royal Exchange, facing the traffic there sits a bald man in an armchair on a granite support. This is George Peabody, an American philanthropist. He donated over half a million pounds to build housing for the poorer people of London. The Peabody trust is still in existence, and there are many housing blocks and developments bearing his name, all over London.


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George Peabody...Statue

Bald man in an armchair, George Peabody, American philanthropist


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