Today's the day.
On this day: 1620 - Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower. 1701 - James Francis Edward Stuart, the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland. 1906 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen discovers the Magnetic South Pole. 1959 - The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is launched in New York. 1978 - Filming starts on Monty Python's Life of Brian, above. 1988 - Scots singer Derek Dick, aka Fish, leaves Marillion. 1992 - The pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in what is called Black Wednesday. 1994 - The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Fein and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.
Sept 16 is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 16, 2017|
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