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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th September 1946 Born today: John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)
19th September 1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
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.