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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th October 1979 Beatlemania opens in London

18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News

18th October 1950 Born today: Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)

HG Wells was born here



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.


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HG Wells was born here

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