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On this day 19th September
1356 Led by Edward, the Black Prince, the English defeated the French at the Battle of Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War.
1839 Birth of George Cadbury, the chocolate manufacturer. A Quaker, he believed in taking care of the welfare of his workforce, and he created a model village for his employees at Bournville, Birmingham.
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning eloped together.
1851 Birth of William Hesketh Lever. He changed the process of soap manufacture by using vegetable oils instead of tallow. Like George Cadbury he cared about the welfare of his workers, and established the new town of Port Sunlight, Merseyside, to house them.
1905 Thomas John Barnardo, British philanthropist (Barnardo's Children's Homes), died.
1945 The Nazi propaganda broadcaster William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) was sentenced to hang for treason.
1952 The United States prevented the English born film legend Charlie Chaplin from returning to his Hollywood home until he was investigated by the Immigration Services.
1960 The new traffic wardens issued the first 344 parking tickets in London. Britain's first parking ticket was issued to Dr. Thomas Creighton, who had parked his car outside a London hotel while treating a patient.
1975 The first episode of comedy show Fawlty Towers was broadcast by the BBC.
1986 Two passenger trains crashed in Staffordshire, killing two people and injuring almost a hundred more.
1997 An Intercity 125 ploughed into a freight train in Southall, west London, killing six and injuring more than 150.
1998 Robbie Williams scored his first solo UK No.1 single with Millennium.
2000 Chancellor Gordon Brown rejected a 60-day deadline to reduce petrol tax set by fuel price protesters.