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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
This is where coincidental deaths occured to workers from here.
Location: 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
Description: In 1990 two Australian lawyers were killed by the IRA in Roermond, Netherlands, in a case of mistaken identity. They were tourists in the wrong place at the wrong time.
At almost the same time that Sunday evening, stockbroker Anthony Laiker answered his front door to a man who blasted him with a shotgun.
All three men worked here in the City of London. There was no connection between the first two killings and the third, it was just coincidence.