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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 Pioneer-related places to visit in London.



The celebration of a pioneer, those who yearned for discovery, and those who remain an inspiration.

TOP 10 PIONEER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE PIONEER SIGHTS:

11. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
12. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
13. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
14. The 1st one way Street @ Albermarle Street
15. Clement Attlee's House @ 17 Monkham's Avenue, Woodford Green
16. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
17. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
18. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
19. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
20. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
21. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
22. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
23. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
24. Piers Morgan's Pub @ 86 Earls Court Rd, Kensington
25. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
26. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
27. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
28. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
29. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
30. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
31. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
32. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
33. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
34. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
35. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
36. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
37. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
38. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
39. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
40. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
41. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
42. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
43. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
44. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
45. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
46. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
47. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
48. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
49. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
50. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
51. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
52. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
53. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
54. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
55. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
56. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
57. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
58. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
59. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
60. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
61. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
62. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
63. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
64. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
65. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
66. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
67. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
68. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
69. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
70. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
71. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
72. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
73. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
74. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
75. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
76. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
77. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
78. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
79. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
80. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
81. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
82. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
83. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
84. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
85. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
86. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
87. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street
88. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
89. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
90. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
91. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
92. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place