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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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.