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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th December 1924 Noel Coward's Vortex, premieres in London

16th December 1897 Actor William Terriss was murdered outside the London Adelphi.go to related location

16th December 1830 George Davis and William Watts were the last hangings at the Wapping Execution Dock.go to related location

The 1st Railway Murder



This is where the first person attacked on a train died.

Location: Top O' The Morning, 129 Cadogan Terrace, Bow, E9 5HP

Description: This Irish pub was part of a sensational murder mystery on July 9th 1864 when Franz Muller robbed a passenger called Thomas Briggs on a train as it passed nearby. He was found still alive by the side of the track and brought into this pub where he died of his wounds. He was the first person to be murdered on a train.

The murder caught the imagination of the public due to increasing safety fears about rail travel at the time, and the pursuit of Muller across the Atlantic by Scotland Yard detectives.

Muller was caught as he disembarked a ship in New York, confessed and was hanged in due course.


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The 1st Railway Murder

This is where the first person attacked on a train died.


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