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says Francis Crossley, is Luan-dun (Celtic), City of the Moon, and tradition says there was once a temple of Diana (the Moon) where St. Paul's now stands. Greenwich he derives from Grian-wi…

Ismail Merchant 2005 Deaths

Ismail MerchantAge: 68 Indian-born filmmaker who, with partner James Ivory, produced several visually stunning literary films, including A Room with a View—which won three Oscars—H…

Jack London

Jack London was an early 20th-century writer closely associated with San Francisco and adventure. His most famous book by far is The Call of the Wild (1903), the story of a peaceful California dog nam…

London Stone

The central milliarium (milestone) of Roman London, similar to that in the Forum of Rome. The British high roads radiated from this stone, and it was from this point they were measured. Nea…

Meyer LONDON

LONDON, Meyer, a Representative from New York; born in Kalvaria, Russia, December 29, 1871; attended a primary school and also received private instruction, principally in languages; immigrated…

London Preview

What to expect at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games by Catherine McNiff Olympic StadiumSource: London 2012 Related Links 2012 Summer OlympicsMemorable Olympic MomentsBirth of the…

Lungs of London

The parks. In a debate, June 30th, 1808, respecting encroachments upon Hyde Park, Mr. Windham said it was the “lungs of London.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cob…

Tower of London

The architect of this remarkable building was Gundulphus, Bishop of Rochester, who also built or restored Rochester keep, in the time of William I. In the Tower lie buried Anne Boleyn and h…

Ismail Merchant

Ismail Merchantproducer, directorBorn: 12/25/1936Birthplace: Bombay, India Already a successful producer of short films, Merchant teamed up with James Ivory in 1961 to form Merchant-Ivory Prod…

Ismail Merchant

Ismail Merchantproducer, directorBorn: 12/25/1936Birthplace: Bombay, India Already a successful producer of short films, Merchant teamed up with James Ivory in 1961 to form Merchant-Ivory Prod…