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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Charles Fort lived here
The London home of Charles Fort, documenter of the weird!
Location: 39A Marchmont Street, London
Description: Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) was an American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena, known for his tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, and his studies into strange events. Without him, there would be X-Files, or no popular accounts stories of rains of fish or frogs. He coined the term 'teleport.
The magazine Fortean Times was named after Charles Fort and he wrote several books during his lifetime.
This is where he lived (with wife Anna) between 1921 and 1928, and where he wrote his book New Lands.