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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
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.
Tagged in this Tour: London