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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)
20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London
20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.
20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
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.