9th September

On this day the Queen will become the longest reigning monarch of the UK at around 17:30PM and I added the very same to Wikipedia 😉

I shot the above video of her jubilee walk around Windsor a few years back… enjoy…

Born on this Day 9th September
1754 William Bligh
1890 Colonel Harland David Sanders
1920 Michael Aldridge
1941 Otis Redding
1949 John Curry
1925 Cliff Robertson
1931 Margaret Tyzack
1933 Chaim Topol
1951 Michael Keaton
1952 Dave Stewart
1960 Hugh Grant
1968 Julia Sawahla
1972 Natasha Kaplinsky
1977 Stuart Price
1982 Graham Onions
1983 Cleveland Taylor
1984 James Hildreth
1987 Joshua Herdman
1988 Jo Woodcock
1992 Zeki Fryers

Died On This Day
1087 William the Conqueror
1976 Mao Tse-Tung
1984 Yilmaz Guney

Music
1972 ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ by Slade reached the No.1 spot in the UK charts.

1981 ‘Tainted Love’ by Soft Cell stood at No.1 in the UK singles chart.

1995 Coolio started a 3 week run at No.1 in the US singles chart with ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, based on Stevie Wonder’s ‘Pastime Paradise’, it also made No.1 in the UK.

1995 Michael Jackson scored his 5th solo UK No.1 single when ‘You Are Not Alone’ started a 2 week run at the top of the charts.

Sport
1975 18 year old Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova defected to the West and asked the US for political asylum.

People & Showbiz
1955 Children’s television ‘The Woodentops’ was first televised.

1969 The BBC television news magazine ‘Nationwide’ was first televised today.

1996 The final episode of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ starring Wil Smith, was broadcast in the US.

General Events
1513 The anniversary of the English Battle of Flodden Fields.

1776 The anniversary of the United Colonies being renamed the United States of America.

1836 Abraham Lincoln received his license to practise law.

1902 The coronation of King Edward VII took place.

1911 Britain’s first airmail service began between Hendon and Windsor.

1951 Japan officially ended World War II by signing a peace treaty with 48 nations excluding the USSR.

1974 Following the resignation of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38th President of the USA, becoming the first to serve without being chosen by a national election..

1989 In Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, a 1 ft block of frozen urine fell from the sky onto a new car at a garage causing £1000 worth of damage.

2015 Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom at around 17:30 BST

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