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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)
King Kong Edgar Wallaces House
The former home of prolific writer Edgar Wallace.
Location: 6 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley
Description: Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1Apr187510Feb1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.
Before moving to Hollywood to write screenplay's for films such as King Kong, he lived here at 6 Tresillian Crescent, Brockley, between 1900 and 1932 while working as a teacher at Brockley County School and author.