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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

Author Wilkie Collins lived here



Author Wilkie Collins lived here

Wilkie Collins, celebrated Victorian fiction author, lived here.

Location: 90 Gloucester Place (now 65), W1U

Description: Victorian fiction author Wilkie Collins lived here in the 19th Century. He wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces.

He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and was one of the biggest authors and celebrities of his time. But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens's bloomed.

For more information and to find our more about this great man - please visit these valuable information sources which outline details before and after 1848:
http://www.wilkie-collins.info/wilkie_collins_lived.htm & http://www.wilkiecollins.com/

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Author Wilkie Collins lived here

Wilkie Collins, celebrated Victorian fiction author, lived here.


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