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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Born today: Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Binks in Bates
The hatter with a stuffed caddish snmoking cat.
Location: 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6HP
Description: This is the location of Edward Bates Ltd, Edward Bates Ltd who have supplied stylish hats and caps to discerning gentlemen from their enchanting Jermyn Street shop in London since 1900. Today it is still a family business offering a personal and friendly service to customers from throughout the world.
Binks, a cat strolled into the shop one morning in 1921 and didnt show any inclination to leave. Bates adopted him and became a favourite among customers. Upon his sad death in 1927 he was stuffed and given a Turkish cigarette and top hat for posterity.