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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

3rd April 1999 Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart sadly passes away in Hammersmith, London.

3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London

3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area

3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.go to related location

3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London

3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)

3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)

3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)

3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.go to related location

3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon

Robber Claude Duval Caught here



Robber Claude Duval Caught here

French highwayman Claude Duval Caught in this boozer

Location: The Marquis, 51-52 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2H

Description: This is where French highwayman Claude Duval (born Du Vall 1643 to 21 Jan 1670) was caught.

It was then called the Hole in the Wall, and later the Marquis of Granby.

On 17 January 1670, judge Sir William Morton found him guilty of just 6 of the robberies he was tried for, but was subsequently sentenced to death by hanging.

Despite many attempts by several people to intercede, the king did not pardon him and he was executed on January 21 at Tyburn.


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Robber Claude Duval Caught here

French highwayman Claude Duval Caught in this boozer


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