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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
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.