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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.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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