On This Day – Bronze Hearts and Murderers

31 Jan

Kiss me Hardy

1867 The four bronze lions at the base of Nelson’s Column were completed.

There’s Nothing New About Murder

1910 American-born murderer Dr Hawley Crippen poisoned his wife before cutting her into small pieces and burying her in the cellar of his home in London. He was later executed at Pentonville Prison.

2000 Family GP Dr Harold Shipman was jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain’s most prolific convicted serial killer. An official inquiry concluded that Shipman may have killed as many as 250 patients over 23 years.


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