1st Earl Attlee


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Noun1.1st Earl Attlee - British statesman and leader of the Labour Party who instituted the welfare state in Britain (1883-1967)
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Also on This Day: 1795: Death of potter JosiahWedgwood, 1883: Birth of Labour prime minister Clement Attlee (1st Earl Attlee); 1888: Birth of statesman Herbert Morrison (Baron Morrison of Lambeth); 1892: Birth of Birmingham-educated writer and scholar JRR Tolkien in Bloemfontein, South Africa; 1911: The siege of Sidney Street took place when anarchists, led by 'Peter the Painter', were besieged by police in the East End of London; 1924: Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus in the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor; 1946: Traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), executed in London: 1980: Naturalist and writer Joy Adamson murdered in Kenya.