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#1 Demonic Angel

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:25 PM

Interesting fact of the day for 2nd September:

Today, in 1666 was the day the Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane. It burned for three days and destroyed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and St Pauls Cathedral.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

This is a regular feature of both the Scotsman and the Glasgow Herald although one of them uses now and then but I always find them interesting......clearly becoming too much of a nerd :lol:

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:10 PM

On this day in 1994 Roy Castle (Entertainer) died :(

On this day in 1945 Japan surrendered bringing to an end six years of world war :) ...............Now we buy their cars ;)

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:06 PM

On this day in 1998 --229 people died when a Swissair MD11 aircraft crashed in the sea off Nova Scotia one hour after taking off from New York

On this day in 1939 Britain and France declared war on Germany following the invasion of Poland

On this day in 1984 at least 1,300 people died when a typhoon hit the Southern Philippines :(

A sad day throughout history

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:59 PM

On this day in 1964, the Forth Road Bridge was officially opened...................At the time it was Europes longest suspension bridge :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:50 PM

On this day
1522 Ferdinand Magellanís ship the Vittoria, under the command of Del Cano, arrived in San Lucar, Spain, after completing the first circumnavigation of the world.

Magellan was not present, having been killed in action on the island of Mactan.

1651 Charles II spent the night in an oak tree at Boscobel after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

1666 The Great Fire of London was finally extinguished ó it started on September 2.

1852 The first free public lending library was opened in Manchester.

1879 The first British telephone exchange opened in Lombard Street, London.

1880 England beat Australia by five wickets at the Oval in the first Test match played in England, and WG Grace scored the first Test century in England.

1941 Yellow Star of David badges became compulsory for all Jewish citizens in Nazi Germany.

1966 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister since 1958, was assassinated in Parliament in Cape Town by Dimitric Tsafondas.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

On this day in 1997 - Diana Princess of Wales was laid to rest following her tragic death.

On this day in 1952 - 31 people were killed when a De Haviland 110 jet fighter broke up at an air display in Hampshire

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

On this day 10 years ago, Google was born! Happy Birthday Google! :)

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

On this day in 1978 - Keith Moon........(Drummer with THE WHO) died of a drugs overdose

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:05 PM

On this day in 1941 - Otis Redding (Soul singer) was born

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