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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
William Bligh died here
This is where mutiny victim William Bligh lived and died.
Location: 25 Bond Street, Mayfair
Description: This is where William Bligh died on 6 December 1817. He was then buried in a distinct family plot at St. Mary's, Lambeth (This church is now the Garden Museum). The tomb features a distinctive breadfruit atop it.
A notorious mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers.