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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.
Freddie Mercury lived here
Camp Queen rocker Freddie Mercury lived and grew up here.
Location: 22 Gladstone Avenue, Hounslow
Description: Freddie Mercury (Faroukh Bulsara), rock star with Queen, lived here in Gladstone Avenue, Feltham from 1964, when he arrived in England with his parents from Zanzibar, until about 1970.
He studied A'Level Art at Isleworth Polytechnic (West Thames College) and went on to art school...the rest is history.
Tagged in this Tour: London Rocks Tour
Tagged in this Tour: 80's Music Legends Tour