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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY 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 Naval-related places to visit in London.
Locations made famous by naval officers, explorers, boat builders and those who used the Thames for the start or end of their journeys.
TOP 10 NAVAL RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:
10. The Cutty Sark
MORE NAVAL SIGHTS:
11. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
12. The Museum of Garden History @ Lambeth Palace Road, London
13. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
14. The Painted Hall @ Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
15. Maritime Anchors @ Park Row, Greenwich