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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.
20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London
20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus
20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London
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.