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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st July 2005 Minor explosions across london in second bomb plot.

21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.go to related location

21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London

21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.go to related location

21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London

21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)

Houses of Parliament



Houses of Parliament

After 1834 fire - rebuilt by Thames to control angry mobs.

Location: Westminster, W1

Description: The Houses of Parliament back onto the river for a reason; the original structure - a former royal palace - was destroyed by fire in 1834; it was rebuilt closer to the river so that angry mobs mobs would be unable to surround the building.

Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold

Themes: HistoricalHistorical Theme  ArchitectureArchitecture Theme  PoliticsPolitics Theme
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Houses of Parliament

After 1834 fire - rebuilt by Thames to control angry mobs.


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