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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
Writer Bret Harte lived here
American author and poet Bret Harte lived and died here.
Location: 74 Lancaster Gate, London
Description: Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902), the famous American author and poet, lived here. He is renowned for his accounts of pioneering life in California and for being post-humously insulted by Mark Twain.