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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
Jerry Springer was born here
This is where TV chat pioneer Jerry Springer was born.
Location: Highgate Tube Station, Highgate
Description: TV personality Jerry Springer was literally born in Highgate Underground Station on February 13th 1944 when his parents lived at 48 Belvedere Court, East Finchley. The Germans were bombing and his parents were Jewish refugee's and out he popped. When he was five years old they emigrated to Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.