On this day in 1979, the Jubilee Line was opened by the Prince of Wales. It remains the most recent line to open on the London Underground.
The Jubilee line serves 27 stations across London (13 of which are underground) and served 213 million passengers in 2011.
The Line sits underneath one of London’s subterranean rivers, the River Fleet, which itself is 40 feet underground.
Other Events On This Day include:
- Adolf Hitler committed suicide with his wife, Eva Braun. (1945)
- Anne Frank’s diary was published in Britain for the first time. (1952)
- The war in Vietnam ends as Saigon’s government announces unconditional surrender to the Vietcong. (1975)
- A plane carrying Sting crash lands in Italy, with the ex-Police front-man escaping unscathed. (2001)