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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.
Classic Pop Tunes Born Here
Paul McCartney and John Lennon Wrote Some Classics Here.
Location: 57 Wimpole Street, W1
Description: There have been many great pop tunes composed in the nations capital and these are no exception...
At 57 Wimpole Street between 1963 and 1965, the great Paul McCartney wrote 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' alongside the legend John Lennon. And it didn't stop there...McCartney also penned 'And I Love Her', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Every Little Thing', 'I've Just Seen A Face', You Won't See Me' and 'I'm Looking Through You'.
The last was put to paper whilst living with the parents of his then girlfriend Jane Asher.