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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.
Howard Carter's Birthplace
This is where Howard Carter, Egyptian Archaeologist was born.
Location: Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road, SW5 9HW
Description: From 1869 to 1891, the house that stood here before Richmond Mansions was owned by the artist Samuel John Carter. His wife gave birth to Howard Carter, later to become world famous as discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
He was born and brought up at what was 10 Rich Terrace, now the site of Richmond Mansions.
In 1891, at the age of 17, Howard Carter went to Alexandria, Egypt to work for the Egyptian Exploration Fund as a tracer.