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H. G. Wells

Author H. G. Wells

Full Name: Herbert George Wells
Profession: Author

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Most noted for his science fiction works including The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Born: September 21, 1866
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 13, 1946 (aged 79)

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Events in the Life of H. G. Wells

  • 1938-10-30 A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic
  • 1949-02-12 Panic in Quito, Ecuador, after "War of the Worlds" played on radio

Quotes by H. G. Wells

  • "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. Yet, clumsily or smoothly, the world, it seems, progresses and will progress."

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