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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Steam Power Born In Euston
Cornish born Richard 'Cap'n Dick' Trevithick - steam man!
Location: Euston Station, NW1
Description: Back on Christmas Eve 1801, a great thing took place that changed the way people would travel around London and the glorious UK for ever...
Cornish born Richard 'Cap'n Dick' Trevithick - the father of locomotive power - transported an array of excited passengers on his steam carriage.
The first passengers ever to travel by steam power in and around the Euston area.