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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 Science-related places to visit in London.



Some great scientific events and breakthroughs have occurred here in London, this is a collection of the pioneers and where they happened:

TOP 10 SCIENCE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE SCIENCE SIGHTS:

11. Pole Hill's Inaccurate Obelisk @ Pole Hill, Chingford
12. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
13. The Faraday Memorial @ Elephant and Castle Roundabout
14. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
15. Gaiety Theatre & Marconi House @ Citibank House, 336/337 Strand, London
16. Clouds Godfather lived here @ 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham
17. Hampstead Observatory @ Lower Terrace, Hampstead
18. The Statue that Copies You @ Sumner Street
19. London Zoo @ Regent's Park, London
20. Beckton Gasworks: FMJ @ Royal Docks Road, East Ham, London
21. Charles Babbage was born here @ 44 Crosby Row, Newington, London
22. Blood donation founder's house @ 5 Colyton Road, London
23. John Logie Baird's TV demo @ 22 Frith Street, London
24. The Faraday Effect @ Trinity Wharf, Greenwich, London
25. Why not pat a Pygmy Goat @ Albert Bridge Road, London
26. John Logie Baird lived here @ 3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham
27. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
28. Biker Denis Johnson worked here @ 69-75 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London
29. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
30. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
31. The Royal Observatory @ National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
32. The Royal Institution @ 21 Albemarle Street
33. The Colonnade Town House @ 2 Warrington Crescent, London
34. Advancing Geography @ 1 Kensington Gore
35. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
36. Balloonist Gleisher lived here @ 20 Dartmouth Hill, Blackheath, London
37. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
38. Colour Mauve invented here @ Cable Street, London
39. Charles Fort lived here @ 39A Marchmont Street, London
40. Society for Psychical Research @ 14 Deans Yard, Westminster
41. Trinity Buoy Wharf @ 64 Orchard Place