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on Mon 31 Jul - 14:38
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31 st July 1917 The start of the Battle of Passchendaele (the third Battle of Ypres - World War I) as the British attacked the German lines. The battle lasted until 10th November 2017. Recent reports estimate that there were 260,00 casualties on each side. Lloyd George called it one of the greatest disasters of the war.

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/passchendaele-100/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4LGL0_ez1QIVBb7tCh01qQ-cEAAYASAAEgLO4fD_BwE

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on Sat 15 Sep - 9:15
15 th September 1830

In England Wiliam Huskisson becomes the first
person to be killed by a railway train


https://www.historypod.net/09/15/15th-september-1830-william-huskisson-killed-on-the-liverpool-manchester-railway/
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun 16 Sep - 12:09
17 th September 1983

Vanessa Williams becomes the first
black Miss America


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vanessa-williams-becomes-first-black-miss-america



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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon 17 Sep - 12:53
Sorry about this folks I made a mess yesterday
and posted today's news , so I'm posting yesterdays
today if you can follow that , again sorry for the confusion Embarassed


16 th September 1992

Black Wednesday :
The pound is forced out of the
European exchange rate mechanism by currency
speculators , and is forced to de - value against the
German Mark


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Wednesday
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on Tue 18 Sep - 8:02
18 th September 2014


Scotland votes against independence from
the United Kingdom by 55.3 % to. 44.7. %


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_independence_referendum,_2014
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Re: Today in History 2

on Tue 18 Sep - 12:26
Them nasty Vikings landed at Scarborough to get a pasting by Harold a bit later at Stamford Bridge
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on Wed 19 Sep - 7:55
19 th September 1976


Are we alone ?

Two Imperial Iranian Air Force   F - 4 Phantom 11
jets fly out to investigate a UFO when both independently
lose instrumentation and communications as they
approach , only to have them restored upon withdrawal



https://www.mufon.com/iranian-airforce-ufo-intercept---1976.html

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20 th September 1973


Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs
in the " battle of the sexes " tennis
match at Houston astrodome

https://earlybirdbooks.com/battle-of-the-sexes-billie-jean-king-bobby-riggs-tennis
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Re: Today in History 2

Today at 7:30
21 st September 1964


Malta gains independence from the
United Kingdom , but remains in the
Commonwealth


http://www.vassallomalta.com/Dates/Independence.htm
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