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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Kaspar the Cat fights Evil
Strand Hotel's lucky cat that keeps Evil spirits at bay
Location: Savoy Hotel, The Strand
Description: The Savoy Hotel has a superstition regarding the number of guests at dinner.
If there are thirteen then a wooden carved cat named Kaspar is given a setting alongside the guests wearing a white knapkin around his neck and a saucer of milk placed before him.
This takes the guest count to fourteen and keeps evil forces at bay.