Today
  • St. Fabian, Patron saint of Potters and Lead Founders
  • US Presidential and Vice-Presidential terms of office end at noon.
  • John Ruskin died 1900
  • London Docks opened 1805
  • Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin b.1930
  • Canberra became capital of Australia (1910)
  • Franklin D.Roosevelt began his fourth term of office (1937)
  • John F.Kennedy, becomes 35th President of USA, the first Roman Catholic (1961)
  • Ronald Reagan, becomes 40th US President, oldest man to do so at 69 (1981)
  • Terry Waite disappeared in Beirut (1987)
  • Hong Kong ceded to Britain by China (1841)

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