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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

Ancient Hunting Cry In London



Ancient Hunting Cry In London

'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.

Location: Soho, W1

Description: Who'd have thought... the hustle and bustle and exhilarating vibe that is London's 'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.

Soho from 'So-ho!', became a royal park during the reign of Henry VIII - a royal resident was Charles II's illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth, who is said to have used the cry to rally his troops at the battle of Sedgemoor.

So when your out and about in Soho next, go on... give it a bit of 'So-ho!'.


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Ancient Hunting Cry In London

'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.


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