August 31, 1888 CE – Mary Ann Nichols is Found Dead in Whitechapel, London, Launching the Legend of Jack the Ripper

August 31, 1888 CE – Mary Ann Nichols is Found Dead in Whitechapel, London, Launching the Legend of Jack the RipperRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons One of the world’s most famous unsolved mysteries began early in the morning of Friday, August 31, 1888: at 3:40am, Charles Cross drove his cart down Buck’s Row and noticed a body. Mary Ann Nichols, a short prostitute with a drinking problem, had been stabbed to death. With no leads and no witnesses, police were now on the hunt for a ghost that would later get the name Jack the Ripper. The first of five gruesome killings attached to the notorious murderer, Nichols […]