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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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. Ernest Shackleton lived here @ Aberdeen House, 12 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, Lond
12. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
13. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
14. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
15. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
16. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
17. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
18. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
19. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
20. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
21. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
22. Piers Morgan's Pub @ 86 Earls Court Rd, Kensington
23. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
24. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
25. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
26. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
27. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
28. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
29. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
30. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
31. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
32. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
33. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
34. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
35. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
36. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
37. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
38. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
39. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
40. Clement Attlee's House @ 17 Monkham's Avenue, Woodford Green
41. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
42. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
43. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
44. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
45. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
46. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
47. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
48. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
49. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
50. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
51. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
52. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
53. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
54. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
55. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
56. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
57. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
58. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
59. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
60. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
61. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
62. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
63. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
64. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
65. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
66. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
67. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
68. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
69. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
70. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
71. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
72. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
73. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
74. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
75. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
76. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
77. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
78. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
79. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
80. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
81. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
82. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
83. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
84. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
85. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
86. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
87. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
88. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
89. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
90. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
91. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
92. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
93. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
94. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
95. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
96. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
97. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
98. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
99. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
100. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
101. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
102. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair