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On September the 19th
While on a hiking trip in the Alps, a couple of German tourists discovered the mummified remains of a human being who had lived at around 3300 BC. The remains have been nicknamed 'Otzi the Iceman'. In a stunning discovery scientists noted that the body had 57 tattoos on it and some of the scientists found evidence that the locations of the tattoos were selected for therapeutic reasons in a system very similar to modern acupuncture.
A massive earthquake, measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale, hit Mexico City, killing thousands of people and destroying hundreds of buildings.
Singers, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, reunited for a single free concert in New York's Central Park. It was known as 'The Concert in Central Park' and was attended by more than half a million people.
A Turkish passenger jet hit a mountain in southern Turkey resulting in the death of all 155 people on board.
English goalkeeper, David Seaman, was born in South Yorkshire, England. he is considered as one of the best English goalkeepers of all time.
While visiting the United States, Nikita Khrushchev, was not allowed to visit Disneyland. The reason cited was issues of security.
The United States government barred actor and producer Charlie Chaplin from returning to the US after a trip to England. Chaplin, although a British citizen, lived and worked in the United States most of his life. The director of the FBI at the time, J. Edgar Hoover, had labelled Chaplin a suspected communist sympathiser and was one who arranged that his readmission to the US be denied. After the incident he decided to remain in Europe for the rest of his life and only made a single trip back to the United States in 1972 to receive an honorary academy award. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 and honour that was to be conferred to him in 1956, which was actually vetoed by the British government so as to not offend the government of the United States.
English actor, Jeremy Irons, was born in Cowes, England.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid committed their first robbery together.
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