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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
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!