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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th August 1989 Marchioness river crash disaster between cruiser and barge kills 30 people.

20th August 1978 Two dead after El Al crew ambushed in Mayfair.go to related location

20th August 1923 London harbor strike ends

20th August 1909 Born today: Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)

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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Pistols at Dawn

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


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