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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
Ronald Reagan Statue
Statue unveiled to former US president Ronald Reagan.
Location: Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
Description: This 10-foot bronze statue was specially commissioned to recognise Mr Reagan's contribution to ending the Cold War and was unveiled in July 2011 by Condoleeza Rice.
A piece of the Berlin Wall will also be installed in front of the plinth.
The statue stands outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, opposite the statue of President Dwight Eisenhower.
Lady Thatcher said of him: Ronald Reagan was a great president and a great man. A true leader for our times. He held clear principles and acted upon them with purpose.
Through his strength and his conviction he brought millions of people to freedom as the iron curtain came down.
It was a pleasure to be his colleague and his friend and I hope this statue will be a reminder to future generations of the debt we owe him.
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