London in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 926 of 926

  • 2012-07-05 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)

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2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2012-08-12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2012-10-25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games

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2013-04-18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • 2013-04-21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • 2013-05-25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London

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2013-06-26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
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Bonnie Wright
  • 2013-08-05 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

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2013-10-22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

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2013-11-11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

  • 2013-12-19 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

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2014-04-10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London, UK

Actress Emma Stone
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Emma Stone
  • 2014-04-13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-11-10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

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2014-12-01 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
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Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
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Ian McKellen
  • 2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2015-04-26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2015-08-12 In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • 2015-10-31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2016-03-01 Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"
  • 2016-05-08 Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city
  • 2016-06-07 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

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