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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 Disaster-related places to visit in London.



Events that caused great destruction or great loss of life don't come around very often. Every now and again someone or something wages a war on the city and it's inhabitants.

TOP 10 DISASTER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DISASTER SIGHTS:

11. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
12. All Hallows Church @ Byward Street, London
13. Earls Court Big Wheel @ Earl's Court, London
14. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
15. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
16. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
17. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
18. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
19. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
20. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
21. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
22. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
23. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
24. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
25. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
26. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
27. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
28. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
29. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
30. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
31. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
32. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
33. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
34. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
35. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
36. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
37. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
38. Grenfell Tower @ Station Walk, North Kensington
39. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
40. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
41. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
42. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
43. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
44. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
45. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
46. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
47. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road