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The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th March 1958 Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London

19th March 1944 Tippett's oratorium Child of Our Time, premieres in London

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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