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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.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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