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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.go to related location

Death of God's Banker



Death of God's Banker

God's Banker found hanging here in June 1982.

Location: Blackfriar's Bridge, London

Description: Roberto Calvi was an Italian banker known to the press as God's Banker, because of his close association with the Vatican.

Calvi worked for one of Italy's largest private banks, Banco Ambrosiano, which collapsed in June 1982.

Calvi fled the country and was found on the morning of June 17th 1982, hanging from Blackfriars bridge with his hands tied behind his back and bricks in his pockets. Suicide was initially suspected but Vatican, Masonic & Mafiosi links bere embroiled in the ensuing investigations.


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Death of God's Banker

God's Banker found hanging here in June 1982.


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