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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st August 1933 Film critic Barry Norman was born in London.
21st August 1913 Actress Diana Churchill was born in Wembley, London.
21st August 1908 Eminent 1940s actor David Farrar was born in Forest Gate.
21st August 1765 King William IV (William Henry) was born in Buckingham Palace.
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.