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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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.