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TOUR OF THE MONTH
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.
Delivered on a Train
Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor - born on the tube
Location: Elephant & Castle Station, SE1
Description: Childbirth is an amazing and beautiful thing - the normal place to give birth to a child is in a hospital or at least within spitting distance of medical assistance.
And so to the Tube and 1924, Elephant & Castle tube to be exact - and the only person ever to be born in a tube carriage.
Her name was Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor - check out her initials. She was born on a Bakerloo line train at Elephant & Castle.