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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
HG Wells was born here
This is where the father of science fiction was born.
Location: Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
Description: In 1866, youngest of four children, Bertie was born here, to professional cricketer and shopkeeper Joseph Wells. They had a crockery shop here (where Primark is now) once, and the family lived upstairs.
He grew up to become one of the most famous and influential science fiction authors of all time - HG Wells.
His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.