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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
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.