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September 2015

Alleged extremist sent to the Hague for destroying monuments

The alleged Islamic extremist is accused of destroying religious buildings in the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali in 2012. Continue reading “Alleged extremist sent to the Hague for destroying monuments”

1934 – The passenger liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.

26 September – On this day

RMS Queen Mary was launch on this day in 1934. It is now retired and was an ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line. Continue reading “1934 – The passenger liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.”

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic

26 September – On this day

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner. It featured a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. Continue reading “1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic”

1969 – The Beatles release Abbey Road, their last recorded album.

26 September – On this day

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, is released on this day in 1969 in the UK. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Continue reading “1969 – The Beatles release Abbey Road, their last recorded album.”

Witchcraft Island

A Stone Age site where cave rituals may have been performed some 9,000 years ago has been discovered on Blå Jungfrun  Continue reading “Witchcraft Island”

Egypt has approved the search for Nefertiti’s tomb

After recent reports that Nefertiti’s tomb might be hidden inside Tutankamen’s tomb Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Continue reading “Egypt has approved the search for Nefertiti’s tomb”

Ribchester Fort revelations

A team from the University of Central Lancashire have discovered Ribchester Roman Fort was inhabited long after it was thought abandoned. Continue reading “Ribchester Fort revelations”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – French West Africa

23-25 September

British and Free French forces try to bring the port of Dakar over to the Allied cause. The operation is code-named Menace. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – French West Africa”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Indochina

22 September

The Japanese enter Indochina after concluding a long period of negotiation with the Vichy government. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Indochina”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

19-25 September

German attacks continue with minor raids. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge and the end of the Viking invasions of England

25 September – On this day

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on this day in 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada. Continue reading “1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge and the end of the Viking invasions of England”

Remains of 50 people found at Westminster Abbey

The remains appear to belong mostly to men from the 11th or early 12th centuries but also include the remains of a 3 year-old child. Continue reading “Remains of 50 people found at Westminster Abbey”

Tutankhamen’s Tomb set to close in October

The tomb of the famous boy pharoah will be closed in October according to the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry. Continue reading “Tutankhamen’s Tomb set to close in October”

1939 Sigmund Freud Dies

24 September – On this Day 

Sigmund Freud renowned Austrian neurologist died on this day at the age of 83. Continue reading “1939 Sigmund Freud Dies”

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