London Today


30th January

1649: Charles Stuart executed in Whitehall
King Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, was executed at the Palace of Whitehall in central London.
1951: Minister unveils first BR locomotive
Britannia, the first steam locomotive built by British Railways, was named at a ceremony in central London.
1958: East London train crash kills ten
Ten people were killed and many more injured when three trains were involved in a collision in east London.
1965: Last respects paid to wartime leader
Thousands of people have lined the streets of central London to pay their last respects to wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill.

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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. 1947: 32 killed in South Croydon train crash
  6. 1970: motorway opens in west London
  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