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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
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.