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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th August 1966 Born today: Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)

16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London

16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)

16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)

16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London

16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)

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. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
12. Ernest Shackleton lived here @ Aberdeen House, 12 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, Lond
13. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
14. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
15. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
16. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
17. Clement Attlee's House @ 17 Monkham's Avenue, Woodford Green
18. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
19. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
20. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
21. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
22. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
23. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
24. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
25. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
26. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
27. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
28. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
29. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
30. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
31. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
32. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
33. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
34. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
35. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
36. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
37. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
38. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
39. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
40. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
41. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
42. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
43. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
44. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
45. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
46. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
47. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
48. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
49. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
50. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
51. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
52. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
53. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
54. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
55. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
56. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
57. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
58. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
59. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
60. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
61. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
62. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
63. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
64. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
65. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
66. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
67. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
68. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
69. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
70. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
71. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
72. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
73. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
74. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
75. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
76. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
77. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
78. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
79. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
80. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
81. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
82. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
83. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
84. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
85. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
86. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
87. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
88. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
89. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
90. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
91. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
92. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
93. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
94. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
95. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
96. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
97. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
98. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
99. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
100. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
101. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
102. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
103. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
104. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
105. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair