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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
Charles Bravo Murder
Here in 1876 Charles Bravo was poisoned and died.
Location: The Priory, 225 Bedford Hill, Balham, London., SW12 9HU
Description: On April 21st, 1876, a British lawyer, Charles Bravo, a newly-wed with many enemies, died from antimony poisoning.
The case was never solved, but his wife Florence was one of the main suspects. And there were plenty of suspects.
It was a much celebrated and unsolved case spawning lots of tabloid speculation and books in the age of the Ripper.