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21st September 1915: Cecil Chubb, Stonehenge’s last private owner, wins it at auction

9/20/2019
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Cecil Chubb became the last private owner of Stonehenge, having bought the Neolithic monument at ...

Duration:00:02:22

20th September 1066: Harald Hardrada wins Battle of Fulford

9/19/2019
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On the 20th September 1066, Harald Hardrada – the Viking king – defeated his northern English enemies at the Battle of ...

Duration:00:02:20

19th September 1879: The Blackpool Illuminations turned on for the first time

9/18/2019
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The Illuminations at the British seaside resort of Blackpool were turned on for the first ...

Duration:00:03:10

18th September 1931: Manchurian Crisis begins after Japanese bomb

9/17/2019
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On the 18th September 1931, the Manchurian Crisis – also known as the Mukden Incident –began when Japanese soldiers blew up a section of their own railway in the Chinese region of ...

Duration:00:02:30

17th September 1859: Joshua Norton declares himself Norton I, Emperor of the United States

9/16/2019
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The San Francisco Bulletin printed his decree in full, sparking media interest that led to him becoming a celebrity in the ...

Duration:00:02:28

16th September 1978: Filming begins on Monty Python’s Life of Brian

9/15/2019
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On the 16th September 1978, filming began on Monty Python’s Life of ...

Duration:00:02:24

15th September 1830: William Huskisson killed on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway

9/14/2019
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The British MP William Huskisson died as a result of a fatal accident on the opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester ...

Duration:00:02:17

14th September 1814: USA’s national anthem lyrics written as the poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry”

9/13/2019
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On the 14th September 1814, the poem that was to provide the lyrics for the United States’ national anthem was written by 35 year-old Francis Scott ...

Duration:00:02:13

13th September 1501: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David

9/12/2019
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Michelangelo’s David is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Renaissance ...

Duration:00:02:11

12th September 1919: Hitler joins the German Workers Party

9/11/2019
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On September 12th 1919, Adolf Hitler officially joined the German Workers’ Party ...

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11th September 1789: Alexander Hamilton appointed US Secretary of the Treasury

9/10/2019
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Alexander Hamilton was made the first United States Secretary of the Treasury by President George ...

Duration:00:02:04

10th September 1989: Hungary allows East Germans into Austria

9/9/2019
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On the 10th September 1989, the Hungarian government announced the opening of the border with Austria to allow thousands of East Germans to leave the Communist ...

Duration:00:02:15

9th September 1956: Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show

9/8/2019
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Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the USA’s most popular television show, for the first ...

Duration:00:02:03

8th September 1888: First ever Football League matches take place

9/7/2019
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On the 8th September 1888, the very first Football League games were played in ...

Duration:00:02:06

7th September 1940: The Nazi German Luftwaffe launches The Blitz

9/6/2019
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The Nazi German Luftwaffe launched the first of 57 consecutive days and nights of bombing raids on London in what became known as the ...

Duration:00:02:21

6th September 1972: Olympic athletes killed in the Munich massacre

9/5/2019
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Shortly after midnight on the morning of the 6th September 1972, nine Israeli Olympic athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists from the Black September group in the Munich ...

Duration:00:02:34

5th September 1793: The Reign of Terror begins in France

9/4/2019
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The Reign of Terror began in France when Bertrand Barère, a member of the Committee of Public Safety, made a speech in favour of it that ended with the exclamation, “Let's make terror the order of the ...

Duration:00:02:11

4th September 1957: Black students denied entry to Little Rock High School

9/3/2019
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On the 4th September 1957 a group of nine black schoolchildren were prevented from entering the previously segregated Little Rock Central High School by the Arkansas National Guard acting on the orders of Governor Orval ...

Duration:00:02:30

3rd September 1783: Treaty of Paris ends the American Revolutionary War

9/2/2019
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The Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of ...

Duration:00:02:12

2nd September 1666: Great Fire of London starts in Pudding Lane

9/1/2019
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Beginning at a bakery in Pudding Lane, the catastrophic fire blazed for more than three days and destroyed over 13,000 houses, churches and government ...

Duration:00:02:10