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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Today in History Site! These are the top ten articles that your Today in History Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. September 1752 - The Day We Lost 12 Days
Imagine you are somewhere in the American colonies in September 1752. You go to bed on Wednesday the 2nd, and when you wake up, it’s Thursday the 14th. What happened??
2. September 3 - Wordsworth Writes a Sonnet
It’s in the title - September 3, commemorated forever in William Wordsworth’s Romantic poem. Did you know it was written on the roof of a carriage? Discover the surprising story behind the poem.
3. September 7 - The Week in History
Did you know Miss America debuted this week in history? Find out more about that, and Ringo Starr, the Invictus Games, and the best-selling video game for three decades.
4. Agatha Christie - Most Successful Novelist Ever
September 15, 1890: Agatha Christie is born. Her mystery novels are said to be outsold only by the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. In 2015, fans around the world are celebrating her 125th birthday anniversary.
5. August 31 in History
What happened in the past on August 31? Too many things to list, but among them a queen was born and a princess died …
6. Für Elise - A Classical Music Mystery
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven on April 27, 1810, “Für Elise” is one of the world’s most recognizable pieces of classical music. The question is, who is Elise?
7. Today in History Newsletter Sign-Up
Did you know that on this date in the past, something interesting happened? Of course you did! But do you know what happened? Sign up for the FREE ‘Today in History’ newsletter and never wonder again!
8. The Star Wars Phenomenon
It was thirty-three years ago today that we gathered in long lines to check out the new movie called Star Wars.
9. Freddie Mercury of Queen
On September 5, 1946, the world received an incredible gift of music in the form of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen.
10. A Woman Named Girly
Reptilian aliens. A con-man. An innocent girl. What sounds like would be an amazing science-fiction story turns out to be a true case of murder. Girly Chew Hossencoft, 36, disappeared on September 10, 1999. Her body was never found.
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