On this day in 1888, 43-year-old Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols, the first "canonical" victim of Jack the Ripper, was found murdered and mutilated on Buck's Row, Whitechapel, roughly 150 yards from the London Hospital and 100 yards from Blackwall Buildings.
Below is a picture of the Buck's Row Board School, the only remaining building contemporaneous with the site of the Nichols murder.
* Recently discovered photos of Nichols's daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter may be seen in this discussion thread. (Scroll down.)
* Read "Old Wounds: Re-examining the Buck's Row Murder" by Tom Wescott.
* Read "The Riddle of New Cottage" by Paul Daniel.
* See Casebook: Jack the Ripper's Mary Ann Nichols page.