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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

1st petrol car was built here



1st petrol car was built here

The UK's first petrol driven car was built here in 1894.

Location: 1 Connaught Road, Walthamstow, London

Description: Great Britain's first petrol driven motor car was built in a small workshop at the rear of 1 Connaught Road by Frederick Bremer and Tom Bates, in 1894. Work on the vehicle began in 1892 and went through several designs before being launched onto the streets of Walthamstow in 1894. The car, a mixture of ideas lifted from bicycles, demonstrated Bremer's ingenuity but did not contribute to the further development of the motor car.

In 1931 Frederick Bremer donated the car to the Vestry House Museum where it can be seen today.

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1st petrol car was built here

The UK's first petrol driven car was built here in 1894.


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