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On this day 3rd Jan
1777 The Battle of Princeton ended with George Washington’s defeat of the British, led by Cornwallis.
1795 Death of Josiah Wedgwood, English potter. The pottery he founded remains one of the most famous in the world.
1883 Birth of Clement (Richard) Attlee, British Labour Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951, during which time he carried out dramatic social reforms.
1911 Police, with the army in attendance, stormed a house in London's East End where it was thought a gang of wanted anarchists were hiding. Newspapers dubbed the incident 'The Siege of Sidney Street'. When the fugitives shot at police, the Scots Guards were summoned from the Tower of London, and Winston Churchill, who was then Home Secretary, arrived on the scene to find the house in flames. No firefighters were sent in to put out the blaze, and the house eventually collapsed, burning the anarchists to death.
1924 English explorer Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.
1940 Unity Mitford, one of the famous Mitford girls, returned to England after an unsuccessful suicide attempt in Munich. She had been greatly attracted to Fascism and idolized Hitler. When Britain declared war she was so distraught that she shot herself.
1942 Birth of John Thaw, British actor who starred in The Sweeney and Inspector Morse.
1946 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) was hanged for treason in London. The Irishman had broadcast propaganda from Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
1961 The production of the millionth Morris Minor, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis.
1977 Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announced that he was leaving Westminster politics to become Britain's first President of the European Commission.
1988 Margaret Thatcher became the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century.
1991 The Foreign Office expelled eight Iraqi embassy officials from the UK following threats of attacks on Western targets.