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Back in the day; ...Sit back and take a trip down memory lane.


Sept 8: 90s pop sensation Peter Andre divorced glamour model Katie Price, after three and a half years of marriage. The couple met on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004. They married in 2005 and had two children together, Junior and Princess Tiaamii. Following the split Katie said, 'I'm devastated and disappointed by his decision... I married him for life.'


Sept 11: The 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in New York City. Four planes were hijacked by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, ordered by leader Osama Bin Laden, with the aim to 'destroy and bankrupt' the US. The first two crashed into the north and then south tower of the World Trade Center. The third hit the Pentagon in Washington, and a fourth, also heading for Washington, crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers intercepted the terrorists. Over 3,000 people died in the attacks.


Sept 7: Google was founded by Stanford students Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The search engine began as a research project by the PhD classmates and was originally called BackRub, until they registered the domain name Google in September 1997. Larry and Sergey drew their inspiration from the mathematical term 'googol' - meaning the number one followed by 100 zeros - to signify that the site was intended to throw up a huge amount of information. Larry explained, 'Our goal is to organise the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.' The company rapidly expanded its software since its launch and is now worth around PS274 billion.

DIED 2003 Sept 12: Singer Johnny Cash died. He was one of the most influential country singers of the 20th century, famous for his baritone voice and songs like Ring Of Fire and A Boy Named Sue. The story of his turbulent life became immortalised in musicals and films, including Walk The Line, which saw actor Joaquin Phoenix nominated for an Academy Award. Johnny died aged 71, of complications from diabetes, in Nashville. It was four months after his beloved wife and singer June Carter had passed away.


Sept 10: Fashion brand Biba opened its flagship store in London's Kensington High Street. The label, designed by Barbara Hulanicki and husband Stephen Fitz-Simon, began as a small mail-order business in 1964. Popularity soared and the brand moved from its original spot in Abingdon Road to the seven-storey Derry & Toms department store, where customers were able to purchase everything from clothing to household goods and groceries. It became renowned for its Art Deco style and black and gold logo, but financial difficulties led to its demise in 1975. It has since been relaunched by House of Fraser.


Sept 7: The World War Two Blitz on London began.

At 5.30pm, 348 German bombers and 617 fighters started their bombing campaign on London. Until that point, Hitler's Luftwaffe had targeted RAF bases, but the attack marked the beginning of air raids across the country, which lasted for eight months. By May 1941, over 43,000 civilians had been killed and more than a million homes were destroyed or damaged. Ernie Pyle, a World War Two correspondent described an air raid on on the capital as, 'A night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire. They came just after dark, and somehow you could sense from the quick, bitter firing of the guns that there was to be no monkey business this night.'


BORN Sept 9: Singer Michael Buble was born in Burnaby, Canada. Since he burst onto the music scene with his breakthrough single Home back in 2005, the Canadian crooner has won hearts all over the world with his Sinatra-style vocals. It's no wonder he's scored five Top 10 albums in the UK, three of which reached No.1. Born to Lewis and Amber Buble, he dreamed of becoming a famous singer, citing Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra as his influences. Now he's a Grammy Award winner and will be performing across the UK this December in a sold-out arena tour.


Sept 12: England won the Ashes for the first time since 1987. They beat the Aussies in a 2-1 series win. England were given a grand reception after the final game at The Oval, and the Queen sent captain Michael Vaughan a memo saying, 'My warmest congratulations to you, the England cricket team and all in the squad for the magnificent achievement of regaining the Ashes.' In the New Year's Honours list for 2006 Michael was awarded an OBE and the rest of the team MBEs.
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Publication:The People (London, England)
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Date:Sep 7, 2014
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