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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
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.