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on this day in history; nostalgia.

September 21, 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated the English at the Battle of Prestonpans in Scotland.

September 22, 1980: A tiger at John

Aspinall's private zoo was shot dead after killing two keepers in a month.

September 23, 1969: Rumours started that Beatle Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in Scotland and replaced in the band by look-a-like competition winner William Campbell, who had undergone plastic surgery.

September 24, 1988: Canadian sprinter Ben

Johnson won the 100m at the Seoul Olympics, only to be disaqualified and stripped of his title after being found to have used anabolic steroids. Carl Lewis was declared the winner.

September 25, 1957: Desegregation took place in schools in Little Rock, Arkansas with the help of 1,000 paratroopers.

September 26, 1957: Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story opened on Broadway.

September 27, 1978: Rock legend Eric

Clapton (pictured) sponsored a West Bromwich Albion UEFA Cup match against Galatasaray of Turkey. He presented every player with a gold copy of Slowhand before kick-off.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Sep 21, 2008
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