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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
The Royal Marsden Hospital
The world's first cancer hospital opened here in 1851.
Location: Fulham Road, London, SW3 6JJ
Description: The world's first hospital dedicated to the treatment of cancer, was founded in 1851 by Dr William Marsden as the Free Cancer Hospital after the death of his wife.
In 1910 it was granted the royal charter and renamed in 1954. In 2004 it became one of the UK's first NHS foundation trusts.
Former patients include Charlie Watts and George Harrison. Plus journalist John Diamond, whose wifer Nigella Lawson opened a voice lab named after him here.
On January 2nd 2008 a massive first broke out destroying the upper floors very rapidly.