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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
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!