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14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
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Ripper Murder: Marie Jeanette
The scene of the last murder by Jack the Ripper.
Location: 13 Miller's Court, Whitechapel
Description: The murder of Marie Jeanette Kelly here on Friday the 9th November is usually classed as the fifth and final of Jack the Ripper's victims.
Here the savaged remains of young Irish girl Marie Jeanette were discovered. Black Mary, problems with drink and prostitution, and was believed to be the Rippers last victim.
On the morning of Friday, November 9, 1888, the day of the annual Lord Mayor's Day celebrations, Kelly's landlord John McCarthy sent his assistant, Thomas Bowyer, to collect the rent. Kelly was several weeks behind on her payments. Bowyer knocked on her door but received no response. He reached through a crack in a window and pushed aside a coat being used as a curtain and peered inside. What he discovered was a horribly mutilated corpse.
Tagged in this Tour: Jack The Ripper London Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Dark London
Tagged in this Tour: Scary walk
Tagged in this Tour: The Scariest Tour in London