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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, 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.