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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
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.