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Swell Swimming (or Not)

90 years ago in late June 1925, municipal swimming pools in London began to provide free bathing suits to children without them.

Traffic Towers on Dundas Street

90 years ago on May 20th, 1925, London's first red-amber-green traffic signal system went into service. 

From Shoebox Index Cards to Scanned Images

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64 years ago on May 16, 1951, a card index of 35 drawers containing the names of 35,000 historical dates, events, people and places of Southwestern Ontario was presented to the London Public Library Board

April Fool's Murder?

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On the night of Friday April 1st, 1898...

Cead Mile Failte: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!!

4 leaf clovers

180 years ago, a formal St. Patrick's Day dinner was held in London at the Mansion House Hotel

Chocolate, Love and London

Sweet Marie Sheet Music 

One evening in July 1891, widower Cy Warman walked his girlfriend, Myrtle Marie Jones,

Baconian Club Commences

The baconian club

120 years ago tomorrow on January 10th, 1885