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19th September in history

Sat 19 Sep 2020    
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Austrian engineer and businessman Ferdinand Porsche, who helped his father design the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, was born on this day in 1909

Did you know that:

  • The Electoral Act of 1893 in New Zealand on this day was consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote
  • The United States barred Charlie Chaplin on this day in 1952 from re-entering the country after a trip to England
  • Today is celebrated as International Talk Like a Pirate Day,   a parodic holiday created in 1995 to greet friends like a pirate using phrases like “Ahoy, maties!” or “Ahoy, me hearties!”

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