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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.
The Red Lion
Over 400 years old with the 2nd oldest beer licence in London.
Location: 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall, SW1Y 6PP
Description: Opposite St. James's Palace is Quebec House. Beneath the flag is Crown Passage. A sign reads 'London's last village pub.' The Red Lion is over 400 years old and has the second oldest beer licence in London.
The pub has been patronised by many royal figures over the centuries from Henry VIII and Charles II to the Duke of Windsor.