The Reader’s Notebook: Franz Müller

Oct 31, 2019

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October 31, 2019 -- Franz Müller, was a German tailor who was hanged for the murder of Thomas Briggs, the first killing on a British train. The case caught the imagination of the public due to increasing safety fears about rail travel at the time, and the pursuit of Müller across the Atlantic Ocean to New York by Scotland Yard.