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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
The smaller lesser-known cemetery in Kensal Green!
Location: Harrow Road, Kensal Green, NW10 5NU
Description: St Mary's Catholic Cemetery was established in 1858, and has been the final resting place for more than 165,000 Catholic adults and children for over 150 years.
There are three Grade II listed mausoleums, two mausoleums, and two graves named as Building of Merit.
The Belgian War Memorial is also Grade II listed.
Many Irish migrants who came to England during the Great Famine are buried here.
The famous Irish inventor Louis Brennan is buried here. He pioneered the torpedo, a helicopter, and gyroscopic monorail. Of the latter, Sir Winston Churchill once remarked: Sir, your invention promises to revolutionise the railway systems of the world.