It happened today – this day in history – September 14

1741: Handel finished writing The Messiah.

1812: Napoleon entered Moscow.

1852: The Duke of Wellington died aged 83.

1886: The typewriter ribbon was patented by George Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee.

1891: The first penalty kick in an English League football game was taken by Heath of Wolverhampton Wanderers against Accrington.

1901: US president William McKinley died in Buffalo, eight days after being shot by an anarchist. He was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

1927: Dancer Isadora Duncan was strangled by her scarf in Nice when the fringe caught in the wheel of a Bugatti sports car.

1964: The Daily Herald newspaper ceased publication and was replaced by The Sun.

1974: Giant pandas Chia-Chia and Ching-Ching, arrived at London Zoo.

1982: Princess Grace of Monaco died after a car crash.

BIRTHDAYS: Amanda Barrie, actress, 84; Sam Neill, actor, 72; Mary Crosby, actress, 60; Morten Harket, singer (Aha), 60; Kimberly Williams, actress, 48; Andrew Lincoln (real name Clutterbuck), actor, 46; Tinchy Stryder ( Kwasi Danquah ), rapper, 32.

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Mick Ferris

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