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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.
27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London
27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.
Home to the Daily Courant
This is where the 'Daily Courant' was first published in 1702
Location: Fleet Street
Description: About 400 metres dowm from St.Pauls Cathedral there is a rectangular blue plaque on the wall by the junction which states that this is the site of London's first daily newspaper called the 'Daily Courant'.
It was first published on the 11th March 1702 and was a single sheet with two columns.
It was soon sold to Sam Buckley who moved it to Little Britain. Sam later became printer of the Spectator and in 1735 merged with the Daily Gazetteer.