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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.
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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