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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.
Paula Yates lived & died here
This is where TV presenter Paula Yates lived and died.
Location: St Luke's Mews, Notting Hill, London, W11 1DG
Description: This is the home where Big Breakfast presenter Paula Yates (24-Apr-1960 - 17-Sep-2000) lived. It's also where Paula was found dead, at the age of 40, of an accidental heroin overdose, leaving her youngest child an orphan. The coroner ruled that it was not a suicide, but a result of 'foolish and incautious' behaviour.