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On This Day in History - 19th September

Birthdays

1839George Cadbury, English founder of 'Cadburys' chocolates
1911William Golding, English novelist
1932Derek Nimmo, Actor
1946Michael Elphick, Actor
1948Jeremy Irons, English born film actor
1948Rosemary Casals, American tenns player
1949Twiggy, English model and actress

Events

1876The first ever patent for a carpet sweeper was given
1928Walt Disney's 'Steamboat Willie', with Mickey Mouse, was shown for the first time
1929The 'rocket plane' made its first successful test flight
1945William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw, was sentenced to hang at the Old Bailey
1960A new dance craze, the twist, began in the USA
1960The first Traffic Wardens apperaed on British streets
1968Chester Carlson, American inventor of the photocopier, died
1989Vietnamese troops withdrew from Cambodia
1991The UN allowed Iraq to begin selling oil again, after the Gulf War ban