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1858

The Great Stink.

The Silent Highwayman

The hottest recorded day up to that point in history was the 16th of June, 1858, when the temperature reached 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade resulting in the terrible conditions that affected Parliament. This prompted the Metropolis Management Amendment to be made which allowed Joseph Bazalgette to go ahead with his intercepting sewage system.‚Äč