Today in 1910, 113 years ago: The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
Today in 1957, 66 years ago: In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
Today in 1761, 262 years ago: George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Greater Feast of Jeanne Robert Foster, died September 22, 1970 at Schenectady, New York
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Today in 1812, 211 years ago: in Spain, the Cortes of Cádiz confer on the Duke of Wellington the supreme command of the Spanish armies.
Today in 1993, 30 years ago: A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
Today in 1960, 63 years ago: The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
Today in 1994, 29 years ago: Friends premieres in the United States, the most successful comedy series of all time.
22 September 1814 William Johnston from Brims, Walls #Orkney married Ann Mackay, Dispoly, in Reay parish #Caithness. They lived in Brims and had at least 9 children. Ann died in 1870 aged 72; William a fisherman and farmer died in 1880 aged 93.
Today in 1972, 51 years ago: in Argentina, the ousted president Juan Domingo Perón is excluded for the third time since 1955 from the presidential elections.
Today in 1869, 154 years ago: Richard Wagner's opera The Gold of the Rhine is premiered in Munich (Germany).
Today in 1609, 414 years ago: in Valencia the expulsion of the Moors is ordered.
Today in 1711, 312 years ago: The first attacks of the Tuscarora War begin in present-day North Carolina.
Today in 2011, 12 years ago: in different cities of Chile -such as Santiago and Concepción- thousands of people march again in protest against the Government's refusal to provide free education.
Today in 1989, 34 years ago: in South Carolina (United States), Hurricane Hugo hits the coast.
Today in 1991, 32 years ago: The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.
Today in 1983, 40 years ago: in the U4o area of the Nevada Atomic Test Site (about one hundred km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 7:00 (local time), the United States detonates its two kiloton Roofed atomic bomb 533 m underground. It is the 1001st of the 1129 bombs that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
Today in 1857, 166 years ago: The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
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1739 – In Bremen schlägt ein Blitz in einen der Pulvertürme ein, in denen die für den Kriegsfall benötigten Schießpulverreserven lagern. Der Turm explodiert, und brennende Trümmer landen in der Altstadt. Fast ein Sechstel der Stadt wird dadurch vernichtet, und 32 Menschen verlieren ihr Leben. Aber das hat ja niemand vorhersehen können ... immerhin ist ja nicht schon 1624 und 1647 praktisch dasselbe passiert.
Today in 1951, 72 years ago: a nationwide sporting event is televised for the first time in the United States: NBC broadcasts the college football game between Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Today in 1941, 82 years ago: in Vinnitsa (Ukraine) - within the framework of World War II - in the Jewish New Year, the SS kill 6000 Jews. They had survived the slaughter of 24,000 hostages days earlier.
Today in 1784, 239 years ago: on Kodiak Island (Alaska), Russia establishes a colony.
Today in 1998, 25 years ago: the Dominican Republic is devastated by Hurricane Georges, which causes great material damage and loss of life.
Hans Scholl was born on 22 September 1918. He was, along with Alexander Schmorell, one of the two founding members of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany The principal author of the resistance movement's literature, he was found guilty of high treason for distributing anti-Nazi material and was executed by the Nazi regime in 1943.
Today in 1991, 32 years ago: in Santiago de Chile, Presidents Patricio Aylwin (of Chile) and Carlos Salinas de Gortari (of Mexico) signed a Free Trade Agreement, which gives way to an unprecedented economic process in Latin America.
#onthisday 1701 wurde Anna Magdalena Bach geboren, die 2.Ehefrau von Johann Sebastian. Sie war selbst #Sängerin und ihm eine vielseitige und unnachgiebige #Hilfe im Kantorenhaushalt an der #Thomaskirche. Der Leipziger Musiker Eberhard Spree erforscht ihr Leben und schreibt ausführlich über sie und ihre Umgebung. #Komponistin #musikerin #künstlerin #herstory #frauenpower #musik #barock #leipzig #komponist
Today in 1926, 97 years ago: in the Paraguayan city of Encarnación, a hurricane caused 150 deaths and 500 injuries.
Today in 1789, 234 years ago: Battle of Rymnik: Alexander Suvorov's Russian and allied army defeats superior Ottoman Empire forces.
Today in 1862, 161 years ago: in Germany, Otto Von Bismarck is appointed President of the Government and reserves the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Today in 1985, 38 years ago: in New York (United States) the Plaza Agreement is signed.
Today in 1862, 161 years ago: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released by Abraham Lincoln.
Today in 1893, 130 years ago: in the United States the Duryea brothers sell the first car.
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Moneybagg Yo, Rapper, 1991
Will Farquarson, musician/vocals, Bastille, 1983
Billie Piper, singer/actress, 1982
Joan Jett, singer/guitar/songwriter/producer, 1958
Nick Cave, singer/songwriter, 1957
Pete Jones, bass, Public Image Ltd, 1957
Debby Boone, singer, 1956
David Coverdale, singer/songwriter, Whitesnake, 1951
Toni Basil, singer/dancer/choreographer, 1943
Today in 1830, 193 years ago: Approval of the constitution of Venezuela of the Congress of Valencia where the separation of Gran Colombia is declared
Today in 1776, 247 years ago: Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.
Today in 1955, 68 years ago: in the United Kingdom the first ITV broadcast is made.
Today in 1910, 113 years ago: in Mexico, on the occasion of the celebration of one hundred years of independence, the National University of Mexico is inaugurated, today the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Today in 1891, 132 years ago: The first hydropower plant of Finland was commissioned along the Tammerkoski rapids in Tampere, Pirkanmaa.
Today in 1868, 155 years ago: an insurrectional movement breaks out in Puerto Rico, which is repressed by the Spanish army.
#OnThisDay 1955: Independent Television began. The first station to go on-air was Associated Rediffusion, broadcasting to London from Monday-Friday.
#OnThisDay Birth Anniversary of Michael Faraday (1791). His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices formed the foundation of electric motor technology, and it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became practical for use in technology.
Today is World #RhinoDay.
Today in 1860, 163 years ago: In China, during the Second Opium War, Anglo-French forces defeated Chinese troops during the Battle of Baliqiao.
Today in 1961, 62 years ago: the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter makes its first flight in the United States.
Today in 2012, 11 years ago: Three Egyptian militants open fire on a group of Israeli soldiers in a southern Israel cross-border attack.
Today in 1985, 38 years ago: the district of La Primavera was founded in Peru.
Today in 1964, 59 years ago: The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's fastest bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
278 years ago today. The Battle of Prestonpans, a decisive Jacobite victory over Hanoverian government troops, took place on 21 September 1745 just to the north of what is now the A1 between Tranent and Prestonpans in East Lothian. More pics and info: https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/prestonpans/battle/index.html
Today in 1939, 84 years ago: France and the United Kingdom reject Hitler's peace proposal, which demands the recognition of German territorial conquests.
Today in 2008, 15 years ago: in Microsoft paint, Trollface is drawn by Carlos Ramírez, which would be adopted as the universal symbol of an Internet Troll.
On this day in 1980 Cuban astronaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez entered space as part of the Soyuz 38 mission. Arnaldo is of Afro-Cuban descent, making him the first Cuban, Latin American, and person of African descent to travel into Earth’s orbit.
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Today in 1977, 46 years ago: Voyager I takes the first photograph of Earth and the Moon together.
Today in 1927, 96 years ago: The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
Today in 1919, 104 years ago: The Netherlands grants the right to vote to women.
Very early #OnThisDay, 18 Sept 1943, Yolande Beekman arrives in Nazi-occupied France to work as a radio operator for the Special Operations Executive. The British SOE supported the French Resistance, and radio operator was one of the more dangerous roles.
She was captured in January 1944, and was shot at Dachau concentration camp in September 1944.
Today in 2007, 16 years ago: Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.
#onthisday 1587 wurde in Florenz die #Sängerin, #Lautenistin, #Cembalistin und #Komponistin Francesca Caccini geboren. Sie lebte in der Zeit, in der die Oper zur #Oper wurde. La Cecchina, wie sie genannt wurde, war eine der herausragenden Sängerinnen ihrer Zeit. Und sie war eine begeisterte Komponistin. Leider sind ihre Werke fast alle verschollen. Ihre #Oper "La liberazione di Ruggiero" gilt als (vermutlich) erste, die von einer #Frau komponiert wurde. Uraufgeführt wurde sie 1625 in Florenz.
Today in 1809, 214 years ago: The Royal Opera House in London opens.
Today in 1991, 32 years ago: The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
Today in 1991, 32 years ago: the first version (0.01) of the Linux kernel is published on the Internet.
Today in 1787, 236 years ago: The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.
Today in 1849, 174 years ago: American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
#OnThisDay, 17 Sept 2017, Spanish motorcyclist Ana Carrasco wins a stage of the Supersport 300 World Championship. She becomes the first woman to win an individual stage, and goes on to win the championship in 2018.
Today in 1974, 49 years ago: Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
Today in 1992, 31 years ago: Black Wednesday: The British pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
Today in 1959, 64 years ago: The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
Today in 1972, 51 years ago: A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö Bulltofta Airport.
Celebrating Jamaican poet & novelist Claude McKay, a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, who was born in Nairne Castle, Clarendon on September 15, 1889. His first poetry collection, Songs of Jamaica, was written in Jamaican Creole.
After his mother died, he left Clarendon and joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force in June 1911. His stint there was brief. In his second poetry collection, “Constab Ballads”, he wrote (see photos):
Heute vor 150 Jahren wurde Otto #Wels geboren. Bekannt ist der SPD-Politiker für seine Rede vom 23. März 1933, in der er das "Nein" der SPD zum #Ermächtigungsgesetz begründete. Unter der Bedrohung von Leib und Leben hat Wels beispielgebend moralische Größe und demokratische Haltung gezeigt – das sagte Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert anlässlich der Benennung des Gebäudes Unter den Linden 50 nach dem früheren Reichstagsabgeordneten.
Today in 1977, 46 years ago: the book The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien, is published.
#OnThisDay, 14 Sept 2010, Julia Gillard is sworn in again as the Prime Minister of Australia. She becomes the first woman elected to the role, having previously been promoted into it after a party leadership contest.
Today in 1998, 25 years ago: Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
Today in 1914, 109 years ago: World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
Today in 1966, 57 years ago: in South Africa, the segregationist Johannes B. Vorster takes over as prime minister.
The fifth studio album by Yes was released #OnThisDay in 1972. Side one is their magnum opus: an 18 minute long gem of #symphonicprog, with many different segments and twists and turns but comes around in the end. Chris Squire's bass is brilliant and so is Bill Brugord's drumming. The latter half of And You And I is amazing and Siberian Khatru absolutely rocks. Great album!