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Events and People Who Made History on September 10

5th Century

422 - St. Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

10th Century

918 - Arnulf I the Old becomes landsheer of Flanders

14th Century

1349 - Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death

16th Century

1510 - Bishop Frederik of Bathe recaptures Oldenzaal
1547 - Battle at Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
1547 - English demand Edward VI, 10, wed Mary Queen of Scots, 5

17th Century

1608 - John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

18th Century

1776 - George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
1785 - Prussia signs trade agreement with US
1798 - British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St. George

19th Century

1813 - Comm Oliver H Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie
1823 - Simon Bolivar named president of Peru
1838 - Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini," premieres in Paris
1845 - King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange
1846 - Elias Howe patents sewing machine
1846 - Japan invents the rickshaw
1847 - 1st theater opens in Hawaii
1849 - 1st performance by U.S. actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)
1858 - John Holden hits 1st recorded home run (Brooklyn vs New York)
1861 - Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
1861 - Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities
1863 - George Bizets opera "Les Pacheurs de Perles," premieres in Paris
1869 - Baptist minister invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
1870 - Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms
1872 - Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam
1880 - Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
1882 - 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
1884 - Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention
1897 - Police shoot at striking mine workers in Penns, kills 20
1898 - Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda
1899 - 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska

20th Century

1900 - 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
1902 - Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
1905 - Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
1910 - Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
1913 - 1st U.S. paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway, opens
1913 - Cleveland Call and Post forms
1913 - George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia
1913 - Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
1918 - Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners and $1,000 each for the losers
1919 - Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0
1919 - New York City welcomes home General John J Pershing and 25,000 WW I soldiers
1919 - Treaty of St. Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
1922 - Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth and Gehrig consecutive home runs
1923 - Irish Free state joins League of Nations
1924 - Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
1924 - Leopold and Loeb found guilty of murder
1926 - Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
1926 - Germany joins League of Nations
1927 - 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
1930 - Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
1931 - Lord Cecil of British Government says War was never so improbable
1932 - 52nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (64 64 64)
1932 - Dodgers Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit home run of the season
1932 - Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in New York City
1933 - 53rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J H Crawford (63 11-13 46 60 61)
1937 - 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
1937 - Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
1939 - Canada declares war on Germany
1939 - In WW II, Canada declared war on Germany
1942 - British troops lands on Madagascar
1942 - RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
1943 - British 8th army occupies Tarente
1943 - German troops occupied Rome and took over the protection of Vatican City
1943 - Italian fleet anchors at Malta
1943 - Lieutenant-general Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
1944 - Lieutenant-general Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far"
1945 - KLS-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)
1945 - Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis
1948 - Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
1948 - Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
1949 - "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway New York City after 76 performances
1950 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 home run in a game at Griffith Stadium
1951 - British begins economic boycott of Iran
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
1953 - Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner"
1954 - 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
1954 - Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
1954 - WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 - Louisville Kentucky public schools integrates
1956 - WSYE (now WETM) TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 - "Mask and Gown" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 39 performances
1958 - WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)
1960 - New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' home run over right field roof in Detroit
1961 - 75th U.S. Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64)
1961 - 81st U.S. Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62)
1961 - Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit home run # 400
1961 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 - 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
1962 - KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
1962 - WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
1963 - Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
1963 - Stan Musial hits a home run in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
1964 - Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
1964 - Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
1965 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
1965 - WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 - Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
1967 - 81st U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64)
1967 - 87th U.S. Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (64 64 86)
1967 - Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1967 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic
1967 - Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British and not Spanish
1967 - Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
1967 - KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - New York Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
1969 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
1971 - KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 - 20th Olympic games close at Munich, West Germany
1972 - 92nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Arthur Ashe
1972 - Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
1972 - Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
1972 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 - U.S. Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to U.S.S.R. (disputed)
1972 - WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 - Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
1973 - New York Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St. Louis
1974 - Lou Brock ties (104) and then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
1974 - New York Dolls disband
1974 - Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
1974 - Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hours
1976 - 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
1976 - 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
1977 - 91st U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)
1977 - Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
1977 - Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
1977 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1977 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1977 - Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
1978 - 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yankees out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
1978 - 98th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)
1978 - Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yards and 30")
1978 - Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win U.S. Open on 3 different surfaces
1978 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1978 - "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 243 performances
1979 - 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed
1980 - Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
1980 - Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
1981 - "Guernica" of Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
1982 - Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
1983 - 97th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)
1983 - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 - Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla
1986 - Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
1988 - 102nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (63 36 61)
1988 - Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
1988 - Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas and Yucatan
1989 - 109th U.S. Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)
1989 - 5 days after hitting a home run for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners,
1989 - Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
1989 - Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown
1989 - East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
1989 - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1990 - 19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win U.S. Open
1990 - 1st time in New York Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
1990 - 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
1990 - Ellis Island reopens as a museum
1990 - George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki
1990 - Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas, Nevada
1990 - Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
1990 - Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning
1991 - Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
1991 - Yolanda Gail Devers runs U.S. female record 100m hurdles (12.48 seconds)
1992 - Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
1992 - Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
1993 - 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo planes produced
1993 - Actress Loretta Young, 80, weds costume designer Jean Louis, 85
1993 - Israel and PLO sign joint recognition statements
1994 - 108th U.S. Womens Tennis: Aranxta S Vicario beats Steffi Graf (16 76 64)
1994 - Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke
1995 - 115th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 46 75)
1995 - 35th Walker Cup: Britain - Ireland beats U.S., 14 - 10
1995 - 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser and Candice Bergen wins
1995 - Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1995 - Browns and Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, Browns 22-6 over Tampa, Indians 5-3 over Orioles
1997 - Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million
1997 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1997 - Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 home runs in 2 consec yrs


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