The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice -

Wil­liam Henry Smith, English newsagent and book­seller, was born. He joined his fa­ther’s newsagent busi­ness and took full con­trol in 1846, build­ing WHSmith, the biggest chain of newsagents in Bri­tain, be­fore go­ing into pol­i­tics.

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