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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
Flats on record
Europe's largest purpose built block of flats - with Nazi links.
Location: Du Cane Court, Balham, SW17
Description: Now this really is Europe's largest purpose built block of flats - on Balham High Road in South London.
It is also said to have been designed by a Nazi sympathiser before the war, and to look like a swastika from the air.
That said, Balham's tube stop was the only one to be hit during the blitz... go figure!