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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

Edmund Halley's Tomb



Edmund Halley's Tomb

The grave of 18th century cosmologist Edmund Halley.

Location: St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham, SE13 5EA

Description: Edmond Halley FRS was born on the 8 November 1656 and sadly passed over on 14 January 1742.

As an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist, he was one clever chappy.

And not only that...he is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's comet.

And this is the location of his final resting place, go forth and respect a great man!


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Edmund Halley's Tomb

The grave of 18th century cosmologist Edmund Halley.


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