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On this day in London
- 1946 Heathrow Airport was officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation, the first aircraft to use the new airport was a British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian named Star Light.
- 1950 On Hampstead Heath twenty-five Norwegian ski-jumpers made use of a newly erected ski jump blanketed in 45 tonnes of imported snow.
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What I’m reading
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
It is astonishing how little we know about the five victims of Jack the Ripper, apart from their names and the bungled investigation into their deaths. The Five is not simply about the women who were murdered in Whitechapel in the autumn of 1888: it is for them. This is a powerful and a shaming book, but most shameful of all is that it took 130 years to write.
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