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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)
26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.
26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.
26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.
Michael Jackson plaque
This is where a plaque to Michael Jackson was erected.
Location: Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Description: This super Hammersmith theatre was home to Thriller Live, the show featuring a string of the King of Pop's solo hits and those with the Jackson 5, for several years and through the point of his death.
Shocked fans flocked to the theatre after his death, creating a shrine of candles, tributes and flowers and signing 40 books of condolence. A permanent plaque can be viewed in the foyer.
Tagged in this Tour: London 2012