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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.
St Mary's Hospital
The place where heroin was discovered.
Location: Praed Street, Paddington
Description: St Mary's Hospital is a general acute hospital that diagnoses and treats a range of adult and paediatric conditions.
The Jefferiss Wing sexual health clinic is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with sexual health problems, including sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and AIDS.
The paediatric service includes a dedicated children's A&E department and north-west London's paediatric haematology service.
The hospital has pioneered the use of robotic surgery, including the UK's first da Vinci robot for keyhole surgery.
Prince William, Prince Harry, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Elvis Costello, Joe Cole, and Kiefer Sutherland were all born here.
Roger Bannister, the first man to run a four-minute mile was a professor of neurology here.
The hospital is also the source of two discoveries: both Penicillin and Heroin were discovered here.
Tagged in this Tour: The Princess Diana Tour