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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th April 1992 Comedian Benny Hill died from a heart attack in his home in Teddington, West London.go to related location

20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.

20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London

20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus

20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London

History made at Earls Court



History made at Earls Court

Earls of Warwick and Holland are remembered here.

Location: Earls Court Tube Station, SW5

Description: The Earls of Warwick and Holland from the 14th and 16th Century's respectively - both renowned and respected individuals, and medieval 'Lords of the Manor' of a West London hamlet are remembered at Earl's Court underground station and neighbourhood.

Indeed, Warwick was known as the Kingmaker and was the richest man in England outside of the Royal Family at the time.

He was a leading figure in the Wars of the Roses during which he helped depose the Lancastrian King Henry VI in favour of the Yorkist King Edward IV. This earned him his nickname of 'the Kingmaker' but he later fell out with Edward and restored Henry VI to the throne. During this period Warwick was considered the real ruler of England.

In 1911 Earl's Court tube station saw the first escalator on the London Underground, now a roaring success and implemented everywhere across the capital. Bumper Harris, a one-legged engineer, rode the escalators on the first day of operation to reassure passengers of their safety.


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History made at Earls Court

Earls of Warwick and Holland are remembered here.


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