On 14 November 1896, the ‘Emancipation Run’, later known as the ‘London to Brighton Car Rally’ took place to celebrate the increase in the speed limit from 4mph to 14mph.
On 14 November 1666, an experimental blood transfusion between two dogs took place observed by Samuel Pepys, one of first successful in 17th century
In 1906 Messrs Spillberg, Nabian and Aaroris of Nelson Street, Stepney were convicted of smuggling saccharin which then was considered a drug
Liverpool Street’s Great Eastern Hotel (now the Andaz) opened in 1884 and was at one time the only hotel in the City
Builders working on the Builders working on the Bakerloo Line are reported to have suffered from the bends while tunnelling under the Thames
During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Holland Queen Wilhelmina moved her Dutch government into her London home at 77 Chester Square, Belgravia
The Cliff Richard musical Summer Holiday had a bus bound for ‘London to the South of France via Dover Paris’ most was shot in LT’s bus works Aldenham
Museum of London tracing the capital’s history from Prehistoric times to the present day is the largest urban history museum in the world
In 1966 actor, bodybuilder and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger lived at 335 Romford Road Ilford as a guest of bodybuilder Charles Bennett
The first section of the Underground ran between Paddington and Farringdon Street. The same section now forms part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines
Miles Coverdale who supervised the production of the first complete bible in English in 1535 was once Rector of St Magnus the Martyr
When the Millennium Dome was built, a Blue Peter capsule was buried containing amongst other items a spice girls cd, a tamagotchi and a Blue Peter badge!