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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.
Ripper Murder of Annie Chapman
Murder of the Rippers second victim Annie Chapman happened here.
Location: 29 Hanbury Street, Whitechapel
Description: The second victim of the Ripper, Annie Chapman, was found in the early hours of Saturday September 8th 1888 in the back yard of the house at 29 Hanbury Street. She had been suffocated, throat cut and most of her insides had been removed and placed on her shoulder. An expert surgeon would have been required to do such clinical precision in the dark in a short amount of time.
Tagged in this Tour: Jack The Ripper London Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Dark London
Tagged in this Tour: The Weird and Wonderful