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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
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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