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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Ripper Murder of Annie Chapman
Murder of the Rippers second victim Annie Chapman happened here.
Location: 29 Hanbury Street, Whitechapel
Description: The second victim of the Ripper, Annie Chapman, was found in the early hours of Saturday September 8th 1888 in the back yard of the house at 29 Hanbury Street. She had been suffocated, throat cut and most of her insides had been removed and placed on her shoulder. An expert surgeon would have been required to do such clinical precision in the dark in a short amount of time.
Tagged in this Tour: Jack The Ripper London Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Dark London
Tagged in this Tour: The Weird and Wonderful