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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
The Jew Boxer lived here
Jewish boxing legend Daniel Mendoza lived here.
Location: 3 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, London
Description: This is the house that the first Jewish boxing champion lived in from 1788 - the legendary Daniel Mendoza (1764-1836).
Mendoza once lost a bout because his opponent grabbed his long hair and pummelled his face, causing a change in the rules that all boxers must have short hair.
He was proud to be Jewish and he billed himself as The Jew Boxer.
On his retirement from the ring he wrote a book called The Art of Boxing here.