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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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!