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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
Tottenham Hotspurs Formed Here
The place where the original Hotspurs were formed.
Location: Church Road, Tottenham, London
Description: The history of Tottenham Hotspur began here under a street lamp just across the road from what is now the Spurs Store on High Street.
Some players from the local cricket club and the local grammar school - St John's Presbyterian - were at a loss as to what to get up to during the summer of 1882 and so they decided to start playing football.
Unsure about what to call themselves, they named themselves after the youngest son of the Duke of Northumberland, Percy, who went by the nickname of Harry Hotspur. It was the valiant nature of his derring-do heroics, that they thought it was an appropriate title to adopt, and so Hotspur FC was born.