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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
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.