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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.
Eric Bristow played Darts here
This was where the Crafty Cockney Eric Bristow practised.
Location: The Red Lion, 132 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JX
Description: The Lion here is a very old public house, formerly the Red Lion since the 17th Century.
It's claim to sporting fame is that the Crafty Cockney Eric Bristow practised here as a youngster, having been born in Hackney Hospital.