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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
12. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
13. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
14. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
15. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
16. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
17. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
18. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
19. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
20. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
21. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
22. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
23. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
24. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
25. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
26. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
27. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
28. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
29. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
30. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
31. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
32. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
33. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
34. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
35. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
36. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
37. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
38. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
39. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
40. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
41. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
42. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
43. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
44. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
45. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
46. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
47. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
48. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
49. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
50. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
51. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
52. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
53. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
54. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
55. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
56. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
57. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
58. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
59. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
60. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
61. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
62. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
63. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
64. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
65. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
66. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
67. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
68. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
69. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
70. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
71. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
72. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
73. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
74. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
75. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
76. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
77. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
78. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
79. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
80. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
81. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
82. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
83. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
84. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
85. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
86. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
87. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
88. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
89. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
90. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
91. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
92. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
93. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
94. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
95. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
96. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
97. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
98. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
99. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
100. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
101. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
102. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
103. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
104. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
105. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster