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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Venue of 1st Blur gig honoured
Goods shed at East Anglian Railway Museum to get blue plaque
Location: Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Es, CO6 2DS
Description: The very spot where Blur played their very first gig is to get its own unique 'blue plaque'.
Unveiled on November 30 2009, the first plaque will be placed on the Goods Shed at the 'East Anglian Railway Museum', situated just outside Colchester, to mark the spot where Blur first played.
The 150-capacity room hosted their first ever gig back when they were called Seymour, and also welcomed them back earlier this year when they returned to play a sold-out show.
In a new scheme set up by the Performance Rights Society For Music, the plaque will be the first of many in a series which commemorates the debut gig of some of the UK's most seminal bands.
Tagged in this Tour: Blur around London