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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
London's 9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 memorial garden opposite the American Embassy in London
Location: Grosvenor Square, London
Description: This is the 9/11 memorial to the British people who died in New York's World Trade Centre terror attack. The names of the British victoms are inscribed on the wall here.
The quotation is from the American poet Henry Van Dyke. Part of a steel girder from the World Trade Center is buried underneath this.
There was a short ceremony for family members and guests on the 11th September 2003 when HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the garden. The garden was opened to the general public on the 13th September 2003.