Did You Know? This Day in History September 01
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 News Events - 9 records
1985 - After 73 years the wreck of the 'Titanic' is found by Dr Robert Ballard
1981 - Garages in Britain began selling petrol in litres
1979 - Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to flyby the planet Saturn
1974 - The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird fighter created a new record by flying the Atlantic in under 2 hours
1971 - The one penny and threepenny coins, ceased to be legal tender in Britain
1951 - Britains first supermarket opened in Earls Court, London
1933 - H.G Wells published his science fiction novel 'The Shape of the Things to Come'
1923 - An earthquake struck Japan, killing 300,000 people in Tokyo and Yokohama
1920 - The state of Lebanon was created by France, Beirut becoming the capital
 Famous Birthdays - 8 records
1834 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer
1923 - Rocky Marciano, American former boxing champion
1946 - Barry Gibb, Singer and guitarist ('Bee Gees')
1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, American novelist
1933 - Conway Twitty, Rock star and country music act in the 1950's
1854 - Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer
1931 - Lord (Cecil) Parkinson, Conservative politician
1957 - Gloria Estefan, Cuban born Pop singer

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