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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.
21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.
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.