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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
This is where the blood used in th rugby blood scandal was sold.
Location: 268 Lavender Hill, London, SW11 1LJ
Description: The 2009 Rugby Union bloodgate scandal surrounding Harlequins using false blood to fake injury - bought the blood here at Party Superstore in Clapham!
Dean Richards, the disgraced former Harlequins director of rugby, ordered club physio Steph Brennan to buy a packet of blood capsules from a Clapham joke shop to enable players to fake injuries, setting in motion a series of disastrous events that have ruined the club's image and his own career, the hearing in September 2009 was told.