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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Steam Power Born In Euston
Cornish born Richard 'Cap'n Dick' Trevithick - steam man!
Location: Euston Station, NW1
Description: Back on Christmas Eve 1801, a great thing took place that changed the way people would travel around London and the glorious UK for ever...
Cornish born Richard 'Cap'n Dick' Trevithick - the father of locomotive power - transported an array of excited passengers on his steam carriage.
The first passengers ever to travel by steam power in and around the Euston area.