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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.
The Start of the 2011 Riots
This is where the 2011 London Summer riots all began.
Location: Ferry Lane, Tottenham
Description: This is where Mark Duggan was shot dead by armed police on Thursday August 4th 2011, and somehow triggering riots two days later which spread like wildfire across London and Britain in the following days.
The death occurred during an operation where specialist firearm officers from Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime in the local African and Caribbean communities, are attempting to carry out an arrest.
Mr Duggan was a passenger in a minicab and was shot after an apparent exchange of fire.
A police officer's radio was later found to have a bullet lodged in it.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announces it will investigate the incident and later says it believes two shots were fired by police. It also confirms that an illegal firearm was recovered from the scene.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Riots Tour