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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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.