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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Claude Monet's London
This was where it is thought Claude Monet painted London from.
Location: St Thomas's Hospital, Waterloo Bridge, London
Description: This is where St Thomas's Hospital stood before it was destroyed in the blitz. It was from here that Claude Monet painted his infamous 'London Series'.
It came to light in August 2006 that Monet was probably painting the smog of the day before him and it wasnt creative impressionism at work.
Using the position of the Sun, they calculated the date when the paintings were made, as well as the precise location where Monet set up his easel ó the far end of St Thomasí Hospital, on the South Bank of the Thames, opposite the British legislature.
It was in the grounds of the Hospital in Southwark that the first complete translation of the bible into English was made. In 1533, Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More suggested that the Scriptures should be translated into `the vulgar tongue'.