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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th December 1990 Louis Jordan's revue Five Guys Named Moe, premieres in London
14th December 1946 Born today: Jane Birkin, London England, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust)
14th December 1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)
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.