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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
The Polonium Pine Bar
The place where Litvenenko met 2 Russian men before his murder.
Location: Millenium Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, L, W1K 2HP
Description: In November 2006, all seven bar staff working here at the Millennium Hotel's Pine Bar at the time tested positive for low levels of radioactive poison polonium-210.
Mr Litvinenko, 43, died in a London hospital on 23 November after being poisoned by polonium-210. Mr Litvinenko met two Russian men here on the 1st November - one a former KGB officer.
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