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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

The Boat Race



The Boat Race

Since 1829, after two friends thought up the idea.

Location: Chiswick Bridge, W4

Description: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, which finishes near Chiswick Bridge, was first held in 1829, after two friends - one at Oxford and one at Cambridge - came up with the idea.

And so was born one of London's most famous sporting spectacles.


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The Boat Race

Since 1829, after two friends thought up the idea.


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