Events for Saturday 31st August 2019
On This Day in History
Jack the Ripper kills his 1st victim31st August 1888
In the early hours on the 31st August 1888 Mary Ann Nichols was murdered. She was the first of Jack the Ripper's known victims.
Further ReadingJack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by M J Trow
For a hundred and twenty years, the identity of the Whitechapel murderer known to us as Jack the Ripper has both eluded us and spawned a veritable industry of speculation. This book names him.
Mad doctors, Russian lunatics, bungling midwives, railway policemen, failed barristers, weird artists, royal… Read more...