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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London
21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.
21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer
21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London
21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.
21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
Botched Anti-Terror Police Raid
This is the house that the police raided and shot a man in 2006.
Location: 46 Lansdown Road, Forest Gate, London
Description: On 2nd June 2006, anti-terrorism police raided this house and in making several arrests shot one of the occupants.
The bungled operation headed by MI5 was convinced that the informant had persuasive evidence that a group of men here were plotting to deploy a chemical device in the capital.
Following protests and tension across the capital after recent bomb attacks, the police were forced later to apologise to the occupants.