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Freddie Mercury Born, First Episode Of Star Trek Airs & More Good News in History For The Week September 5 to September 11

Read on for some of the feel good news in history for the week.


September 5

Freddie Mercury Born September 5 1946

Freddie Mercury was born on this day in 1946. The lead singer of British rock band Queen was born in Zanzibar in 1946 to Parsi-Indian parents. He moved to England as a teenager, and was ranked 58 in the list of the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002.

September 6

World Surf League Announces Equal Prize Money For Men And Women In Elite Events in 2019

The World Surf League announced that men and women would receive equal money in elite tour events in 2019. They were the first US-based global sports league with equal pay for men and women.

September 8

First Episode Of Star Trek Debuts In 1966

The first regular episode of Star Trek, “The Man Trap“, aired on Thursday, September 8. It featured themes such as a Utopian society and racial equality, and the first African-American officer in a recurring role. The show was cancelled after 3 years, due to falling ratings. It subsequently became extremely popular when it was show in re-runs.

September 9

Queen Elizabeth II Becomes The Longest Reigning Monarch In 2015

Image from Ministry of Defence

The previous record for the longest reigning monarch was held by Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days. Queen Elizabeth II, who is Queen Victoria’s great-great granddaughter, has now been reigning for over 70 years.

September 10

First Invictus Games Held in 2014

The Invictus Games was first held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in 2014. The international games bring together wounded armed forces personnel and veterans who compete in athletic competitions.

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