Wednesday 20 January 1993
Deaths: David Garrick, actor, 1779; Sir John Soane, architect, 1837; Jean-Francois Millet, painter, 1875; John Ruskin, social reformer, art critic and writer, 1900; Charles Montagu Doughty, poet and traveller, 1926; King George V, 1936.
On this day: the first English parliament met in Westminster Hall, 1265; the trial of King Charles I began, 1649; China ceded Hong Kong to Britain, 1841; the first game of basketball was played, 1892; John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated as 35th US President, 1961.
Today is the Feast Day of St Euthymius the Great, St Fabian, pope, St Fechin and St Sebastian.
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Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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