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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st April 1985 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06

21st April 1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

21st April 1945 Ivor Nivello's Perchance to Dream, premieres in London

21st April 1930 Born today: Margaret Rose, London England, Princess of York

21st April 1925 Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, premieres in London

21st April 1920 John Galsworthy's Skin Game, premieres in London

21st April 1894 George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, premieres in London

The home of Ada Lovelace



The home of Ada Lovelace

This is where computer pioneer Ada Lovelace lived.

Location: 3 St James Square, St James

Description: This is the London home of mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), best known for her association and work with computer pioneer Charles Babbage.

Ada was taught maths as an antidote to the influence of her father, the poet Lord Byron. She was the first to recognise that Babbage's calculating machine could have applications beyond pure calculation. She created the first algorithm.

She died of uterine cancer in 1852 at the age of just 36.


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The home of Ada Lovelace

This is where computer pioneer Ada Lovelace lived.


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