Monday, 2 September 2019 Highlights of this day in history: Japan signs surrender, officially ending World War II; Union forces occupy Atlanta during the Civil War; A great fire ravages medieval London; Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh dies; Wreckage of the Titanic found. (Sept. 2)
This Day in History: Kelly Clarkson Wins First 'American Idol' September 4, 2002 Millions of home-viewers cast their vote by phone for the 20-year-old Texan in the first season of the hit singing contest. A former cocktail waitress, Clarkson won a record contract as the first American Idol. She would...
Dame Vera Lynn has been honoured with a flypast in her beloved East Sussex village ahead of her funeral.Two Second World War fighter planes soared over Ditchling to remember the late singer.The aircraft made three passes over the quiet village before leaving to applause from the crowd.The adored singer, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18.
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The funeral of World War II singer Dame Vera Lynn takes place in Ditchling, East Sussex, with a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Speaking as the newly-elected Taoiseach of the 33rd Irish parliament, Micheal Martin said to be elected to serve as Taoiseach “is one of the greatest honours which anyone can receive”.Mr Martin will lead a three-party coalition consisting of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party.It is the first time in history that former Civil War rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have governed together.
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Alicia Keys has marked Juneteenth, when the Emancipation Proclamation was read to Texan slaves on 19 June 1865 after the South lost the U.S. Civil War, by dropping an emotional balled called ‘Perfect Way to Die’, and in it she unleashes her feelings about police brutality.
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Taylor Swift has marked Juneteenth with a message highlighting the significance of the holiday and she shared an article from The Root that included a video of its history, when the Emancipation Proclamation was read to Texan slaves on the 19th of June 1865, after the South lost the U.S. Civil War.
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The Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, revealed Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. "COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," Bottoms tweeted. Bottoms is now considered a potential vice presidential candidate. Bottoms rose to the moment in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. She addressed issues of her racism and unrest in her city, including firing the chief of police after an officer-involved shooting.
Last-minute British holidaymakers have embraced the “new normal” travel experience by heading to Ibiza on the first weekend of the relaxation of UK quarantine rules.More than 500 sun-seekers travelling on flights from Manchester and London to the Spanish island on Saturday were among the first guests with TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, which has restarted limited operations.It follows amendments to the Government’s blanket travel quarantine rules, which mean people visiting or returning to the UK from certain countries, including Spain, no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks.
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Hollywood star Johnny Depp told London's High Court on Friday that his ex-wife Amber Heard or her friend had defecated in their bed in what he described as a "fitting end to the relationship." Adam Reed reports.