1957 – ALANNAH CURRiE the New Zealand born musician from the British New Wave pop band THOMPSON TWiNS, was born on the 20th September in 1957. Alannah Currie emigrated to the UK in 1977, as a rock journalist, where she squatted in South West London. Alannah’s songwriting credits include “I Want That Man”, for Deborah Harry in 1989. In 1992, Alannah and her then husband, and also fellow band member Tom Bailey, left the Thompson Twins. Alannah Currie now lives in London with her daughter Indigo and current husband Jimmy Cauty. Alannah now makes sculptural art-furniture under the name of Miss Pokeno.
1958 ~ Ursula M. Burns the Chairman and CEO of Xerox was born on the 20th September 1958. Ursula Burns is the 1st African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company, the 1st woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company. In 2009 Forbes rated Ursula Burns as the 14th most powerful woman in the world.
The text of Scott Fahlman’s original proposal, posted to the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general board on 19 September 1982 at 11:44am, was thought to be lost, but was recovered by Jeff Bairdfrom old backup tapes, 20 years later.
1837 – Tiffany and Co. (originally named Tiffany & Young) was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City on the 18th day of September in 1837. The store was called a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”.
1851 – The New York Times (originally named New-York Daily Times) was 1st published on the 18th day of September in 1851.
1998 – ICANN was formed on the 18th day of September in 1998.
2012 ~ KATE & WiLLS won an injunction banning the topless pictures of Kate Middleton on the 18th day of September in 2012. A French court banned Closer magazine from any further publication or resale of the topless pictures of Prince William’s wife Catherine “Kate” Middleton.
2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupted on the 17th September 2006, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in 10,000 years.
2007 – AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announced plans to refocus the company as an advertising business on the 17th September 2007, and also announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City.
1992 – Nick Jonas the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Jonas Brothers was born on the 16th September 1992.
2011 ~ Sexy and I Know It by LMFAOwas released on the 16th September 2011. The song was written by Stefan Gordy aka Redfoo, Erin Beck, GoonRock, George M. Robertson and Kenneth Oliver, and produced by Party Rock. The song went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the 7th January 2012 for 2 weeks, and was negatively reviewed by critics. The song became LMFAO’s 2nd number 1 hit after Party Rock Anthem on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making them the 1st duo to have 2 successive number 1 singles since OutKast‘s Hey Ya! (2003) and The Way You Move (2004). The song also reached number 1 in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and charted within the Top 10 of almost all countries it charted. YouTube Vevo video: LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It (2011) over 270 million views in the first 2 years…
2012 ~ TOPLESS PHOTOS of KATE MiDDLETON(Duchess of Cambridge)were published on Friday the 14th day of September in 2012, by French tabloid Closer, followed by Italian magazine Chi, and the Irish Daily Star newspaper. The topless photographs of the Duchess semi naked while sunbaking topless, with her breasts exposed, on a private holiday with Prince William in Provence, France, were taken with a telephoto lens from 1.5 kilometers away. The couple were photographed without their knowledge while they were staying at Château d’Autet, the private home of Lord Linley, the Queen’s nephew, also known as Viscount Linley, in the Luberon region of France. The half nude photos were purchased by the Closer magazine, and are now subject to legal action by Britain’s royal family.
www.CloserOnline.co.uk was experiencing technical difficuties, due to overwhelming traffic to their website, in regard to the topless semi nude photos of Kate Middleton. A statement from Paul Keenan, the Chief Executive of Bauer Media, was given in connection with the publication by Closer France, of pictures of Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton.
2007 – Clare Oliver the Australian activist died on the 13th September 2007, aged 26 (born 25th August 1981). Clare’s own health crisis prompted her to become an activist, gaining wide media coverage for her campaign to raise awareness about the risks of using solariums excessively. Please visit www.ClareOliverMelanomaFund.org
1945 – Leo Kottke the American guitarist was born on the 11th September 1945.
1950 – Bruce Doull the Australian footballer was born on the 11th September 1950.
1953 – Renée Geyer the Australian singer was born on the 11th September 1953.
1953 ~ Tommy Shaw the American guitarist from Styx was born on the 11th September 1953. YouTube video: Styx ~ Babe (1979) Number 1 in the US and Canada, number 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and number 6 in the UK (written by Dennis DeYoung)…
2001 – The SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS known as “9/11” killed 2,996 people in the United States on the 11th day of September in 2001. Hijacked aircraft were deliberately crashed into the twin World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Virginia, and a field in Pennsylvania.
2003 – Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh was assassinated on the 11th September 2003.