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On This Week In History

On This Week In History

Posted Oct 21, 2008 by In Golf We Trust

On This Week In History

It was on October 25th, 1999 that a Lear jet carrying three-time major champion Payne Stewart and five others, headed for Dallas, drifted off out of control over the US Midwest and crashed, killing everyone on board.

Stewart left a void in the PGA Tour that was larger than life. He lives on in many ways still. The general public will remember Stewart's three majors of course, not forgetting his awesome style - his "uniform", always plus fours and flat caps, usually matched to the colours of the NFL or baseball teams in which ever city Payne was playing in at the time.

Also on October 21, back in 1854, Florence Nightingale was sent to the Crimean War, it was considered to be the first modern conflict. It introduced brutal methods and tactics that are thought to have changed the face of warfare, none of these were thought to have come from 'the lady with the lamp' however.

And it's Jomo Kenyatta! as they say in Gatundu to Welsh female golfing extraordinaire Becky Brewerton (b.October 20, 1982 ), four-time LPGA major-winner Patty Sheehan (b.October 27, 1956), iconic rapper Snoop Dogg (b.October 20, 1971), Ozzy's annoying daughter Kelly Osbourne (b.October 27, 1984) and  bulldozing Scouse striker Wayne Rooney (b.October 24 1985).

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