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1955: Commercial TV begins in London
Britain's first-ever commercially-funded television station started broadcasting in the London area, ending the 18-year monopoly of the BBC.

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  1. 1972: West London fairground ride crash kills five
  2. 1900: 'Twopenny Tube' opens to the public
  3. 1985: Tube smoking ban expanded to stations
  4. 1981: BR's tilting train arrives in London
  5. 1970: motorway opens in west London
  6. 1947: 32 killed in South Croydon train crash
  7. 1985: Gas explosion in Putney kills 8
  8. 1966: Guinness heir killed in car accident
  9. 1975: 43 killed in Moorgate rush-hour Tube crash
  10. 1913: Suffragettes jailed for Kew Gardens blaze