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Unknown man, formerly known as Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

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Unknown man, formerly known as Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

after John Singleton Copley
photograph, before 1935
21 3/8 in. x 16 1/8 in. (544 mm x 411 mm) paper size
Given by Fine Arts Committee, Boston Athenæum, 1935
Reference Collection
NPG D35007

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  • John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 21 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Stanley Baldwin starts his third term as Prime Minister after Ramsay Macdonald resigns due to ill health. Coincidentally, Baldwin's first term in office also came about when the Prime Minister of the time, Bonar Law, stepped down due to illness in 1923.

Art and science

Robert Watson-Watt demonstrates Radar, showing how an aircraft can be tracked by detecting radio waves reflected off it. During the war, Watson-Watt established a network of machines and operators that helped detect the approach of enemy aircraft in the Battle of Britain.
Penguin publishes its first paperback books, making reading more portable and affordable to a wider audience.

International

Italy invades Abyssinia. The invasion of the country now known as Ethiopia was part of Mussolini's plan to create an Italian Empire. It was also an attempt to avenge Abyssinia's victory over the Italian army at Adowa in 1896.
Germany introduces conscription, breaking the disarmament clause of the Treaty of Versailles.

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