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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.
27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London
27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I 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.