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Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie debuts at NYFW

Rihanna launched a lingerie brand named "Savage X Fenty" which she showcased at the New York Fashion Week in September 2018. The brand has been positively reviewed by the public for including plus-size models in their promotion.

'Little Fires Everywhere' hits the shelves

Little Fires Everywhere is a 2017 novel by American author Celeste Ng. It is her 2nd novel and takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio where Ng grew up. The novel explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Givenchy's show at Pier 26

During the height of New York Fashion Week, Givenchy, the French luxury fashion brand, showcased their 2016 Spring/Summer collection in the heart of downtown Manhattan. The annual show, typically held in Paris, was moved to New York in celebration of Riccardo Tisci’s 10th year with the label.

'Mamma Mia!' performed for last time on Broadway

Mama Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. It closed on Broadway in September 2015 after 14 years and 5,758 performances, the ninth longest-running show in Broadway history.

Petlawad explosion

In 2015, an explosion in the town of Petlawad of the Jhabua district in the state of Madhya Pradesh of India, killed approximately 105 people. The cause of the explosion was attributed to illegally stored explosives that detonated, along with a cooking gas cylinder.

The very first Lollapalooza Festival is held in Europe

Lollapalooza is an annual four-day music festival based in Chicago, Illinois at Grant Park. Performances include but are not limited to alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music. Lollapalooza has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups and various visual artists.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC opens to the public

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed 6. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during the September 11 attacks.

Musical 'Follies' opens at Broadway's Marquis Theatre

The production transferred to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre with the official opening in September and closing in January 2012 after 151 performances and 38 previews. The 4 principal performers reprised their roles, as well as Paige as Carlotta. Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie, Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, and Don Correia as Theodore joined the Broadway cast.

'Hereafter' premieres at the TIFF

Hereafter is a 2010 American fantasy disaster drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The film tells three parallel stories about three people affected by death in similar ways—all three have issues of communicating with the dead.


Emmanuel Adebayor performs one of the most infamous celebrations

Adebayor was criticized for running almost the full length of the pitch to the Arsenal supporters and celebrating his goal in front of them which caused their angry reaction. Manchester City manager Mark Hughes suggested Adebayor did it because he wanted to be loved by City fans.

Chatsworth train collision

Chatsworth train accident can refer to two different train accidents in the United States:2008 Chatsworth train collision in southern California 1887 Great Chatsworth train wreck in eastern Illinois

Last talks to save Lehman Brothers fail

In September 2008, Timothy F. Geithner, then president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, called a meeting on the future of Lehman, which included the possibility of an emergency liquidation of its assets. The meeting goal was to find a private solution in rescuing Lehman and extinguish the flame of the global financial crisis.

Hong Kong Disneyland opens

Disney attempted to avoid problems of cultural backlash by incorporating Chinese culture, customs, and traditions when designing and building the resort, including adherence to the rules of feng shui. For instance, a bend was put in a walkway near the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort entrance so good qi energy wouldn't flow into the South China Sea.


Mark Messier announces that he will retire

Mark Douglas Messier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center of the National Hockey League. At the age of 43, most media outlets believed Messier had decided to quit. The NHL lockout eliminated the next season. All speculation ended in September 2005, when he announced his retirement on ESPN radio.

Valve releases the first stable version of Steam

Between 80,000–300,000 players participated in the beta client before its official release, for which it was mandatory to use with Counter-Strike version 1.6. The client and website choked under the strain of thousands of users simultaneously attempting to play the game.

'Once Upon a Time in Mexico' makes its debut

Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 American contemporary western action film written, directed, produced, and edited by Robert Rodriguez. It is the third and final film in Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy, and it is a sequel to El Mariachi and Desperado. The film features Antonio Banderas in his second and final performance as El Mariachi.

Off-Broadway musical 'A Man of No Importance' opens

The musical ran from September 2002 to December 2002 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, as part of the Lincoln Center Theater 2002-03 season. The production was directed by Joe Mantello and choreographed by Jonathan Butterell. It won the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

The Vengaboys hit #1 on the UK singles chart

"We're Going to Ibiza!" is a song by Dutch Eurodance group the Vengaboys. It was released as the 6th and final single from The Party Album. Based on Typically Tropical's 1975 number-one hit "Barbados", the song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in 1999, becoming the group's second and most recent number-one single there.

The 50th shuttle mission launches

Space Shuttle Endeavour is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. On its first mission, it captured and redeployed the stranded INTELSAT VI communications satellite. The first African-American woman astronaut, Mae Jemison, was launched into space on the mission STS-47 in 1992.

Psycho star Anthony Perkins dies from AIDS-related illness at age 60

Diagnosed with HIV during the filming of Psycho IV: The Beginning, Perkins died at his Los Angeles home from AIDS-related pneumonia at age sixty. His urn, inscribed "Don't Fence Me In", is in an altar by a bench on the terrace of his former home in the Hollywood Hills.

The first African American woman goes into space

Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan, as well as the 50th shuttle mission.


The longest match in US Open history

The semifinal between Edberg and Michael Chang was a battle wherein Edberg won in five sets after 5 hours and 26 minutes, then the longest match in the Open Era. This is also where John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors played their last Grand Slams.


The tiny Faroe Islands stuns the world by winning a match

The Faroe Islands defeated Austria 1–0 in a UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying match at Landskrona IP in Landskrona, Sweden. The result is notable as one of the biggest shocks in football history, as the Faroe Islands were playing their first-ever competitive match and had a team composed of amateur players.

Hurricane Gilbert slams Jamaica

Hurricane Gilbert produced a 19 ft storm surge and brought up to 823 millimeters of rain in the mountainous areas of Jamaica, causing inland flash flooding. 49 people died. Prime Minister Edward Seaga stated that the hardest hit areas near where Gilbert made landfall looked "like Hiroshima after the atom bomb." The storm left $700 million in damage.

Michael Jackson kicks off his 'Bad World Tour'

Bad was the first solo concert tour by American recording artist Michael Jackson, launched in support of his seventh studio album, Bad. Sponsored by Pepsi and spanning 16 months, the tour included 123 concerts to 4.4 million fans across 15 countries. It grossed a total of $125 million, making it the second highest-grossing tour of the 80s.


Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers

Meyers made NBA history when she signed a $50,000 no-cut contract with NBA's Indiana Pacers. She participated in three-day tryouts for the team, the first by any woman for the NBA, but eventually was not chosen for the final squad.

A Coup in Ethiopia ousts Emperor Haile Selassie

A council of combined security forces known as the Derg staged a coup d’état in September 1974 against Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, arresting and imprisoning the monarch who had ruled for decades. The committee renamed itself the Provisional Military Administrative Council and took control of the government.

JFK moon speech

"We choose to go to the Moon" is the famous tagline of a speech about the effort to reach the Moon delivered by President John F. Kennedy to a large crowd gathered at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas in September 1962. The speech was intended to persuade the American people to support the Apollo program, the national effort to land a man on the Moon.

NBC launches the first regularly scheduled program in color

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television.

Soviets launch a rocket to the Moon

Luna 2 or Lunik 2 was the second of the Soviet Union's Luna programme spacecraft launched to the Moon. It was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon, and the first man-made object to land on another celestial body. In September 1959, it hit the Moon's surface east of Mare Imbrium near the craters Aristides, Archimedes, and Autolycus.

Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit

Engineers in 1960s faced a problem called the tyranny of numbers. They were unable to increase the performance of their designs due to the huge number of components involved. Every component needed to be wired to many other components, which was difficult to achieve. Jack Kilby solved the problem by manufacturing of circuit components en masse in a single piece of semiconductor.

Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the UK singles chart

"Three Coins in the Fountain" is a popular song which received the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1955. It was recorded by The Four Aces, who had a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart in 1954, while the Frank Sinatra recording topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September and October that year.

John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier

Kennedy met his future wife, Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier, when he was a congressman. Charles L. Bartlett, a journalist, introduced the pair at a dinner party. They were married a year after he was elected senator, in September 1953. Their 2nd child Caroline was born in 1957 and is the only surviving member of JFK's immediate family.


Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Randy Turpin to win back the belt

In September 1951, former middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Randy Turpin to win back the belt in front of 61,370 spectators at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Robinson, a New York City native, had lost the belt to Turpin two months prior in Turpin’s native London.

Benito Mussolini escapes from house arrest in Italy

In September 1943, Skorzeny and 16 SS troopers joined the Fallschirmjäger to rescue Mussolini in a high-risk glider mission. Ten DFS 230 gliders, each carrying nine soldiers and a pilot, towed by Henschel Hs 126 planes started from the Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome. 10 minutes after the beginning of the raid, Mussolini left the hotel, accompanied by the German soldiers.

The Laconia sinks

The second RMS Laconia was a Cunard ocean liner, built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson as a successor of the 1911-1917 Laconia. Like her predecessor, sunk during the First World War, this Laconia was also destroyed by a German submarine. Some estimates of the death toll have suggested that over 1,649 people were killed when the Laconia sank.

Lascaux cave paintings are discovered

Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. The paintings represent primarily large animals, typical local and contemporary fauna that correspond with the fossil record of the Upper Paleolithic time. The drawings are the combined effort of many generations, and the age is estimated at around 17,000 years.

Leó Szilárd invents the nuclear chain reaction

According to Szilárd, he got the idea while waiting for a green light at the pedestrian crossing in London, where Southampton Row passes Russell Square, across from the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Nuclear chain reaction releases several million times more energy than any ordinary chemical reaction.

A tampon is patented in the US

Haas, the inventor of a tampon, developed a plug of cotton inserted by means of two cardboard tubes, he did not want the woman to have to touch the cotton. He applied for a patent for the "Catamenal device" in November 1931, and was granted U.S. Patent No. 1,926,900 in September 1933.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1973

Paul Walker

born 1986

Emmy Rossum