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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

Pistols at Dawn



Pistols at Dawn

It was here that Colonel Montgomery died inn a duel in 1803.

Location: Primrose Hill, London

Description: It was here in 1803 that Colonel Montgomery and Captain MacNamara quarrelled and fought a duel, because their dogs quarrelled and fought in Hyde-park.

Captain Macnamara received colonel Montgomery's ball in the hip, and Colonel Montgomery received Captain MacNamara's ball in the heart.

This exchange of shots being according to the laws of duelling and projectiles, Colonel Montgomery died on the spot.

Captain MacNamara was tried at the Old Bailey, and, as a man of honour, was acquitted by a jury of men of honour.


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It was here that Colonel Montgomery died inn a duel in 1803.


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