15th September
It was on this day...
1954 Marilyn Monroe Films 'That' Skirt Blows Up Scene...

It is one of the most iconic of images of early Hollywood. It was shot on this day. Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway vent and the air blows her skirt up while she laughs. The scene was filmed for the movie 'The Seven Year Itch'.

Monroe's husband, Joe DiMaggio, was not impressed. He thought it was exhibitionistic. They would divorce soon after.

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1940 RAF Win 'The Battle of Britain'

On this day the Royal Air Force downed 56 German fighter planes in a dogfight over Britain. It lasted less than an hour, but it was one of the major turning points of World War 2.

As a result of this victory, Britain was seen as too dangerous for a German invasion. 'Operation Sea Lion', Hitler's plans for an amphibious invasion of the islands, was shelved.

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1830 The world's first passenger and freight railway opens, The Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
1928 Sir Alexander Fleming makes his bacteria-killing mold discovery on this day, which would lead on to the creation of penicillin.
1935 The Nazi Party enacts the Nürnberg Laws which deprive Jews of their civil rights.

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