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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
The Old Bell Tavern
Built in 1670 for those rebuilding the St. Brides Church
Location: 95 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH
Description: This modest pub was built in the 1670's for the workmen and masons who were rebuilding St. Brides Church (designed by Sir Christopher Wren), after it was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The Olde Bell has been a licensed tavern for more than 300 years and has a long association with Fleet Street's printers.