200 years ago, on 7 February 1812, Charles Dickens was born right here in Portsmouth, at 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsea – now 393 Old Commercial Road. His family had been stationed here by the Royal Navy, although his they moved back to London in 1814. It seems there is a lot going on around the world today to celebrate the event, with a lot of readings of his work. Google has even got a Google Doodle for it. Have a nice day, and here’s some pics from Google Images. All my info came from this site. Click the image of Dickens below for a bit more information on him.