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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
The Red Lion
Over 400 years old with the 2nd oldest beer licence in London.
Location: 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall, SW1Y 6PP
Description: Opposite St. James's Palace is Quebec House. Beneath the flag is Crown Passage. A sign reads 'London's last village pub.' The Red Lion is over 400 years old and has the second oldest beer licence in London.
The pub has been patronised by many royal figures over the centuries from Henry VIII and Charles II to the Duke of Windsor.