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Today in History 2

on Mon Jul 31 2017, 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 Fri Sep 08 2017, 08:08
8 th September 1888

In London the body of Jack the ripper's
second murder victim Annie Chapman
is discovered

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on Sat Sep 09 2017, 11:14
9 September 1543


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Queen_of_Scots

Mary Stuart at nine months old is crowned
"Mary Queen of Scots , in the central Scottish
town of Stirling
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on Sun Sep 10 2017, 11:26
September 10 th 1977

Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and
murder is the last person to be executed by
guillotine in France

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11 th September 2001

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14854813

Two hi-jacked aircraft crash into the World Trade
Centre, in New York City while a third smashes into
the Pentagon in Arlington County Virginia, and a fourth
into a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania, in a series
of co-ordinated suicide attacks by nineteen members
of Al-Qaeda . A total of 2,996 people are killed
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on Tue Sep 12 2017, 08:34
12 September 1994

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Frank Eugene Corder fatally crashes a single engine
Cessna-150 into the White house South lawn,
striking the West wing, there were no other casualties
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on Tue Sep 12 2017, 11:00
12th Sept 1865,California Pit accident 8 Killed

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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Sep 13 2017, 08:25
13 th September 1899

Henry Bliss is the first person in the
United States to be killed in an
automobile accident


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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Sep 14 2017, 08:58
14 th September 1959


The Soviet probe Luna 11, crashes onto the
moon, becoming the first man-made object
to reach it


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on Fri Sep 15 2017, 07:21
15 th September 1830

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opening_of_the_Liverpool_and_Manchester_Railway


The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens, British M.P
William Huskisson becomes the first widely reported railway
passenger fatality, when he is struck and killed by the
locomotive ,    Rocket


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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Sep 15 2017, 18:11
^^^^

1940? During the war? Razz



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on Sat Sep 16 2017, 07:41
16 th September1992

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


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Re: Today in History 2

on Sat Sep 16 2017, 07:49
Edited railway opening post, wrong year,  
thanks for spotting it corkers, mate'
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on Sun Sep 17 2017, 09:49
17 th September 1916

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/manfred-von-richthofen-shoots-down-his-first-plane

World war 1:
Manfred Von Richtofen ("the red baron") wins
his first aerial combat near Cambrai France
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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Sep 18 2017, 09:17
18 th September 1502

Christopher Columbus lands at Honduras
on his fourth and final voyage

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on Mon Sep 18 2017, 09:18
18/9/1066 That mon Harald Hardrada landed at Scarborough, after a session of fish and chips followed by ice cream he set off to do Battle with King Harold ending in ill fated encounter
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on Tue Sep 19 2017, 06:54
19 th September 1952

The United States bans Charlie Chaplin from
re-entering the country after a trip to England


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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Sep 20 2017, 08:58
20 th September 1973


Billie Jean King defeats Bobbie Riggs in the
battle of the sexes tennis match at the
Houston Astrodome

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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Sep 21 2017, 07:50
21 st September 2001

Increased racial tensions in Peterborough England
following the September 11 attacks result in the
murder of Ross Parker, by a gang of ten Muslims
in a racially motivated attack


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on Fri Sep 22 2017, 08:22
22 September 1975

Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S President
Gerald Ford, but is foiled by secret service agent
Oliver Sipple

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Jane_Moore
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sat Sep 23 2017, 07:59
23 rd September 1641


The Merchant Royal carrying a treasure of over
100,000 pounds worth of gold ( worth over 1 billion
pounds today is lost at sea off lands end


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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Sep 24 2017, 09:49
24 th September 1852

The first airship powered by (a steam) engine created
by Henri Giffard travels 17 miles ( 27 KM) from Paris
to Trappes

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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Sep 25 2017, 12:05
1906 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control.


http://cyberneticzoo.com/early-robot-enabling-technologies/1902-telekine-telekino-leonardo-torres-quevedo-spanish/




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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Sep 25 2017, 14:17
Greetings corkers been traveling back from
Southport mate

25 th September 1929

Jimmy Doolittle performs the first "blind flight"
from Mitchell field proving that full instrument
flying from take off to landing is possible

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Re: Today in History 2

on Tue Sep 26 2017, 07:58
26 th September 1973

Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing
of the Atlantic in record breaking time


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2539000/2539049.stm
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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Sep 27 2017, 08:02
27 th September 1908

The first production of the Ford model T automobile
was built at the Ford Piquette avenue plant in
Detroit Michigan


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