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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
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!