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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.
Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud
The Thai restaurant that sparked a hot sauce terror alert.
Location: Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EX
Description: This is the restaurant that sparked a terror alert in October 2007 when a toxic cloud of acrid fumes in the surrounding streets caused emergency crews to break in and arrest the suspect bowl of nam prik pao.
They found only Thai chef Chalemchai Tangjariyapoon preparing a batch of nam prik pao, a hot sauce or paste consisting of burnt chillies, garlic flakes, dried shrimp, palm sugar, shrimp paste, tamarind and vegetable oil.