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McLaren driver becomes most successful ever

On this day in F1 – 20th September 1987

Alain Prost recorded his 28th career win – beating the record of 27 held by Jackie Stewart since 1973 – at an event-filled Portuguese Grand Prix, his relentless harrying of long-time leader Gerhard Berger paying off two laps from the end when Berger spun his Ferrari. 98 more words

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“The number of the plague the biggest yet” (Samuel Pepys, 1665)

On this day in 1665, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary:

“But, Lord! What a sad time it is to see no boats upon the river; and grass grows all up and down White Hall court, and nobody but poor wretches in the streets! 315 more words

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On this day - September 20th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 29 W: 14 D: 8 L: 7

GD: +45 F: 73 A: 28

Win %: 48.28%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.52, Conceded: 0.97… 722 more words

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ON THIS DAY: September 19, 2017

September 19th is

Get Ready Day *

Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Gymnastics Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day *


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On this day in 1776, the British released a Declaration which urged the inhabitants of New York City to return to their former loyalty to the King and in return the King would revise all obnoxious orders to his royal governors and concur with any reform measures by Parliament; in 1777, there was the 1st Battle of Saratoga, British General Burgoyne split up his 7500-man army into three columns to sweep around where he believed the Americans might be; one column of British troops would move west about 2 miles inland and begin to move south; a second column of British troops moved about a mile inland before moving south; the third column, made of German troops, moved along the river road and defended British supplies; about noon on the 19th, scouts from the center column encountered Colonel Daniel Morgan’s American light infantry and riflemen at the farm of John Freeman, a loyalist who had gone north to Fort Edward to meet up with Burgoyne’s army; thus began the fighting, which grew very fierce, as the battle swayed back and forth, each side taking and retaking the field; as evening drew closer, Burgoyne ordered about 500 German soldiers to move from the river and reinforce the British center column; when the Americans heard and saw them coming, they left the field and returned to their own lines; the British held the field, but were unable to proceed’ in 1778, British General Henry Clinton wrote to George Washington, “nothing but his Majesty’s positive Instructions of which I send you an Extract, could have induced me to trouble you or the American Congress again on the Subject of the Troops detained in New England in direct Contravention of the Treaty entered into at Saratoga; the Neglect of the Requisitions already made on this Subject is altogether unprecedented among Parties at War; I now however repeat the demand that the Convention of Saratoga be fulfilled; & offer by express and recent Authority from the King received since the date of the late requisition made by His Majesty’s Commissioners to renew in His Majesty’s Name all the Conditions stipulated by Lt Genl Burgoyne in respect to the Troops serving under his Command;” in 1864, the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment or the “Bemis Heights Regiment” was in the Third Battle of Winchester where the regiment lost 6 men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 30 men wounded, and 2 men missing; in 1899, the Liberty Wall Paper Company began to manufacture wall paper and in 1998, there was a town wide garage sale; in 1989, Plaintiffs Robert and Susan Joki commenced actions seeking (successfully) to remove a painting of a crucifixion scene that hung on the wall of a Schuylerville High School for 25 years, this case established some important legal interpretation including school-sponsored displays of religious symbols, texts or artwork on school property are impermissible unless a display is integrated into an appropriate secular curriculum and permanent displays of religious artwork have a predominantly religious purpose and violate the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution; and in 2002, American historian and magazine editor, Richard Ketchum discussed his book on the Battles of Saratoga and had a signing at Olympian Hall, sponsored by Old Saratoga Historical Association and the Saratoga National Historical Park and residents of the Schuylerville Central School district pass a resolution authorizing the district to purchase 96 acres of land north of the current campus for $300.000 (the purchase did not happen). 54 more words


On this day - September 19th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 30 W: 21 D: 5 L: 4

GD: +40 F: 65 A: 25

Win %: 70.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.17, Conceded: 0.83… 727 more words

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The First Cornerstone

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On this day in 1793, George Washington laid the first cornerstone for what would become the U.S. Capitol building.

The exact location of this stone has been lost to time. 33 more words

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