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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Ripper Murder of Ms Stride
Murder of Elizabeth Stride happened here, followed by riots
Location: Dutfield's Yard, off Henriques Street
Description: Henriques Street was formerly called Berners Street, and it was behind an international workers club here that Elizabeth Stride met her fate at the hands of the Ripper. It's almost certain that the Ripper was disturbed while he was mutilating the victim in the early hours of the 1st October 1888.The day after the murder, a citizen mob formed outside of Berner Street protesting the continuation of the murders and the seemingly slipshod work of the police to catch the Ripper. From here on in, the Ripper is public enemy number one, and Home Office begins to consider offering awards for his capture and arrest.
Tagged in this Tour: Jack The Ripper London Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Dark London
Tagged in this Tour: The Weird and Wonderful