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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud
The Thai restaurant that sparked a hot sauce terror alert.
Location: Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EX
Description: This is the restaurant that sparked a terror alert in October 2007 when a toxic cloud of acrid fumes in the surrounding streets caused emergency crews to break in and arrest the suspect bowl of nam prik pao.
They found only Thai chef Chalemchai Tangjariyapoon preparing a batch of nam prik pao, a hot sauce or paste consisting of burnt chillies, garlic flakes, dried shrimp, palm sugar, shrimp paste, tamarind and vegetable oil.