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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
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.