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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th November 1947 The Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), was married to Philip Mountbatten RN (later Duke of Edinburgh) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

20th November 1906 George Bernard Shaws Doctor's Dilemma, premieres in London

20th November 1898 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies

20th November 1852 Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's Masks and Faces, premieres in London

On This Day in London: The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London


It all happened here on our streets, but today is the anniversary of which key events from London's history:


20th November 1947 The Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), was married to Philip Mountbatten RN (later Duke of Edinburgh) in Westminster Abbey. (70 years ago this year) go to related location

20th November 1906 George Bernard Shaws Doctor's Dilemma, premieres in London (111 years ago this year)

20th November 1898 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies (119 years ago this year)

20th November 1852 Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's Masks and Faces, premieres in London (165 years ago this year)


21st November 1977 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York) (40 years ago this year)

21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III (74 years ago this year)

21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII) (76 years ago this year)

21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race (83 years ago this year)

21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London. (236 years ago this year)

21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in London (321 years ago this year)


22nd November 1966 Born today: Nicholas Rowe, London England, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes) (51 years ago this year)

22nd November 1683 Purcells Welcome to All the Pleasures, premieres in London (334 years ago this year)


23rd November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury from his Kensington home announces he has Aids. (26 years ago this year)

23rd November 1951 Born today: David Rappaport, London England, 3'11 actor (Wizard, Time Bandits) (66 years ago this year)

23rd November 1946 Born today: Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job) (71 years ago this year)

23rd November 1931 Fulham and England footballer Alan Mullery born in Notting Hill. (86 years ago this year)

23rd November 1896 Woolwich Arsenal's Joe Powell breaks his wrist in a league match, dying 6 days later from tetanus complications. (121 years ago this year)

23rd November 1869 The Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton, headed for the China-tea routes. (148 years ago this year)

23rd November 1705 Nicholas Rowe's Ulysses, premieres in London (312 years ago this year)


24th November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies in Kensington. (26 years ago this year)

24th November 1952 Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London (still running) (65 years ago this year)

24th November 1628 John Ford's Lover's Melancholy, premieres in London (389 years ago this year)