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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st January 2006 River Thames Bottlenose Whale found dead near Albert Bridge.

21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.

21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London

21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London

21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London

21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.

21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.

Grub Street



Grub Street

Here subversive press hacks and literary louts loved and worked.

Location: Milton Street, London

Description: Milton Street was renamed in 1830 after the owner of the building leases here. It used to be called Grub Street prior to that and was the early forerunner of Fleet Street, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems, thus any cheap and nasty production is called grubstreet.

The denizens of Grub Street created an atmosphere of sedition and revolt, of combat with the forces of law and order. Grub Sreet lay just outside of the old medieval city wall, and had always been a space beyond the control of city authorities.

Many conflicts over the idea of free expression on the Internet can allegedly be traced back to the antagonisms created by the culture of Grub Street.

Much of the original Grub Street has been swallowed up by the Barbican, a huge complex of luxury flats, art galleries, cinemas and a library.

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Grub Street

Here subversive press hacks and literary louts loved and worked.


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