September 01, 2015
Today is 244th day of the year
122 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1834 - "Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer"
  • 1854 - "Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer"
  • 1875 - "Edgar Rice Burroughs, American novelist"
  • 1923 - "Rocky Marciano, American former boxing champion"
  • 1931 - "Lord (Cecil) Parkinson, Conservative politician"
  • 1933 - "Conway Twitty, Rock star and country music act in the 1950's"
  • 1946 - "Barry Gibb, Singer and guitarist ('Bee Gees')"
  • 1957 - "Gloria Estefan, Cuban born Pop singer"
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events today

  • 1920 - "The state of Lebanon was created by France, Beirut becoming the capital"
  • 1923 - "An earthquake struck Japan, killing 300,000 people in Tokyo and Yokohama"
  • 1933 - H.G Wells published his science fiction novel 'The Shape of the Things to Come'
  • 1951 - "Britains first supermarket opened in Earls Court, London"
  • 1971 - "The one penny and threepenny coins, ceased to be legal tender in Britain"
  • 1974 - The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird fighter created a new record by flying the Atlantic in under 2 hours
  • 1979 - Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to flyby the planet Saturn
  • 1981 - Garages in Britain began selling petrol in litres
  • 1985 - After 73 years the wreck of the 'Titanic' is found by Dr Robert Ballard
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