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International Talk like a Pirate Day

image: Jolly RogerInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day is an annual event taking place on 19 September. It was started by two Americans who thought it would be fun to talk like a pirate for one day.

What is a pirate?

A pirate is someone who commits robberies at sea.


Horseman's Sunday - Hyde Park Church - Third Sunday

The vicar of St John's Church appears before his congregation on horseback and blesses a hundred or so horses. He then leads a cavalcade of over 100 horses and riders to the church to celebrate horse riding in the heart of London.

At noon the horses begin to arrive in procession, lining up along the forecourt of the church and on Hyde Park Crescent for a blessing, before taking part in a ride-past and a presentation of rosettes.

Painswick Church Clipping, Painswick, Gloucestershire

It involves surrounding a Church by holding hands. The custom is supposed to be an outward display of affection by the parishioners, for their church. Its origins are unknown.

19 September 1991 - "Iceman" Mummy discovered

At 10,532 feet in the Australian-Italian Alps, two hikers discovered a 5,300 year old frozen mummy. The late Neolithic man, ncknamed "Iceman", carried a simple bow and arrows as well as a copper axe and wore a grass cloak for warmth. His shoes were made from barskin, deer hide and tree bark.


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