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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
Europe's longest daily street market is situated in Walthamstow.
Location: Hoe Street to St James's Street, E17
Description: Europe's longest daily street. Walthamstow market is situated only thirtyminutes from the centre of London. With four hundred and fifty stalls and three hundred shops, stretching from Hoe Street to St James's Street, plus Selborne Walk Shopping Centre offering the best bargains in town.