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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
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!