London facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?6. The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.Created by: Jason Beagleydisasters facts » By what were the first London Underground trains pulled? Steam locomotives. Ventilation shafts at various points on the route allowed the engines to expel steam and bring fresh air into the tunnels. These shafts were sometimes hidden behind false facades, like the one on the photo (Leinster Gardens 23). The right-hand property is a fake.Created by: Luca Biaggimetro facts » These rusting sea forts were built near a certain capital city. Which one?London. The Thames Estuary Army Forts were constructed in 1942 to a design by Guy Maunsell. Their purpose was to provide anti-aircraft fire within the Thames Estuary area. Each fort consisted of a group of seven towers with a walkway connecting them all to the central control tower.Created by: globalquiz.orgWorld War II facts » Who was driving the famed zebra carriage in London?Walter Rotschild. The 2nd baron of Rotschild was a keen zoologist. He owned the largest zoological collection ever amassed by a private individual: 2,250,000 butterflies, 300,000 bird skins, 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of other animals. He sponsored many explorers and scientists, hence many animals species are today named after him. In his will, he donated the collection to the British Museum. It was the greatest accession which that institution has ever received.Created by: globalquiz.orgmuseums facts » Where was the world’s first underground railway system built?London. The Metropolitan Railway opened on 10 January 1863, and was carrying over 26,000 passengers a day within a few months of opening. The early lines were built by various private companies, and became integrated in 1933.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of technics facts » With whom is this building associated?William Shakespeare. The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe" (pictured), opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.Created by: globalquiz.orgtourist attractions facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.