- Aug 23, 2013View Source[ and there are others ]Alexander Nazaryan 8:16 AM ET
Jack the Ripper savagely murdered and mutilated as many as eleven prostitutes in London starting in the spring of 1888. Now, 125 years later, he is tweeting about it.Nobody knows, to this day, the true identity of the serial killer who claimed the lives of at least five women in the Whitechapel area of London, starting with prostitute Mary Ann Nichols on August 31, 1888. But now, a group of British historians is recreating Jack's season of blood with a Twitter account that will follow the killer's movements in real time through the crowded streets of London
Nor is Jack the only historical figure to take to Twitter in order to shed light on the past for today's audience. Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, has found 140 characters the perfect medium for his dispatches from the 17th century:
Samuel Pepys @samuelpepys
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