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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
Home of the GLA and London major - has its own water well.
Location: The Queens Walk, SE1 2AA
Description: The home of the Greater London Assembly and the major (currently Ken Livingston - 07/2006) City Hall is emblematic of modern thinking.
Its glassy facade represents democratic openness - but in fact looks like a massize safety helmut - it uses water from its own well; even its unusual shape is designed to reduce surface area and improve energy efficiency. What a place...