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Sept. 9, 2015, 9:40 a.m.
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Things that have happened on September 10:

nieman-lab-logo— 1547: The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last pitched battle between the armies of England and Scotland, took place on the banks of the River Esk.

— 1935: Huey Long, the Kingfish, died after being shot two days earlier in the Louisiana State Capitol.

— 1968: Big Daddy Kane was born.

— 1972: The U.S. men’s basketball team “lost” in the Olympic final to the Soviet Union, its first international defeat.

— 1974: Guinea-Bissau became an independent nation.

— 2008: The Large Hadron Collider was powered up for the first time.

— 2015: Nieman Lab holds a happy hour for journalists, technologists, business-side types, and anyone else interested in the future of news.

Yes, it’s the long-awaited return of our once-monthly, occasionally occasional happy hour for Bostonians and near-Bostonians. You should come have a drink with us this Thursday, September 10, at 6 p.m. or so. We’re doing it again at The Field, which is in Central Square, roughly 8.2 seconds’ walk from the Central Square T stop and thus easily accessible to anyone with a Charlie Card.

You’ll probably find us in the side room on the left or on the patio out back, if it’s not raining. First five people to come up to me and repeat the magic phrase — “Every man a king, but no one wears a crown” — get a free beer on me.

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