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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd February 1983 Actress Emily Blunt was born in London.

23rd February 1982 Michael Frayn's Noises Off, premieres in London

23rd February 1981 Princess Diana moves out of her flat ahead of her announcement the following day.

23rd February 1973 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

23rd February 1950 Born today: Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

23rd February 1945 2nd Dutch govt of Gerbrandy forms in London

23rd February 1918 Magician Chung Ling Soo's Catch the Bullet With Your Teeth goes wrong and he is killed on stage.

23rd February 1910 George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, premieres in London

23rd February 1895 Born today: Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)

23rd February 1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

23rd February 1817 Born today: George Watts, London, painter

23rd February 1792 Artist Sir Joshua Reynolds died in his house in Leicester Fields, London.

23rd February 1776 Born today: John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

23rd February 1633 Born today: Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

Top Disaster-related places to visit in London.



Events that caused great destruction or great loss of life don't come around very often. Every now and again someone or something wages a war on the city and it's inhabitants.

TOP 10 DISASTER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DISASTER SIGHTS:

11. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
12. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
13. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
14. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
15. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
16. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
17. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
18. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
19. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
20. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
21. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
22. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
23. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
24. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
25. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
26. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
27. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
28. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
29. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
30. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
31. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
32. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
33. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
34. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
35. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
36. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
37. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
38. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
39. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
40. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
41. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
42. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
43. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
44. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park