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1939Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

1989109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)

197898th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)

1994108th US Womens Tennis Open: Aranxta S Vicario beats Steffi Graf (1-6 7-6 6-4)

1995115th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 46 75)

196181st US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62)

1950Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

199019 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win US Open

1997Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs

197292nd US Mens Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Arthur Ashe (36 63 67 64 63)

1963Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

1948Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England

1776George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers

196282nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)

1863George Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles," premieres in Paris

198397th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)

1975Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

1978Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win US Open on 3 different surfaces

1973Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

1988102nd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3 3-6 6-1)

1608John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

1872Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

1823Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

197791st US Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)

199815th MTV Awards: Madonna & Will Smith wins

1978Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

1983Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1961Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400

1989Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open

1960NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

1919NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers

September 10th Historical Events
Date Event
422
St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
506
The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. 
918
Arnulf I the Old becomes landsheer of Flanders 
1349
Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death 
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 
1608
John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va 
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 
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 
1847
1st theater opens in Hawaii 
1849
1st performance by US actor Edwin Booth (Richard III) 
1858
John Holden hits 1st recorded HR (Bkln vs NY) 
1858
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora. 
1861
-15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia 
1861
Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities 
1863
George Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles," premieres in Paris 
1869
Baptist minister supposedly 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 
1894
London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving 
1897
Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States. 
1898
Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda 
1898
Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni. 
1899
2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska 
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
Cleveland Call & 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 & $1,000 each for the losers 
1919
Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0 
1919
NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers 
1919
Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany 
1922
Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs 
1923
Irish Free state joins League of Nations 
1924
Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out 
1924
Leopold & 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 US Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4 6-4 6-4) 
1932
Dodgers Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season 
1932
Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC 
1933
1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park) 
1933
53rd US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J H Crawford (6-3 11-13 4-6 6-0 6-1) 
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
Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany 
1940
Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb 
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 & took over the protection of Vatican City 
1943
Italian fleet anchors at Malta 
1943
Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London 
1944
Lt-gen Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far" 
1945
KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA) 
1945
Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis 
1945
Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death. 
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 NYC after 76 perfs 
1950
Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium 
1951
British begin 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
WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls 
1955
"Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV 
1956
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia 
1956
Louisville Ky public schools integrates 
1956
WSYE (now WETM) TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1957
"Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances 
1958
WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2) 
1960
NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit 
1961
75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64) 
1961
81st US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62) 
1961
Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1961
Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari. 
1962
82nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64) 
1962
KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (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 HR 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, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1966
Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & 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 US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64) 
1967
87th US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (64 64 86) 
1967
Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0 
1967
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic 
1967
Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & 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
NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time 
1969
US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado 
1971
KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1972
20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR 
1972
92nd US Mens Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Arthur Ashe (36 63 67 64 63) 
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
US Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed) 
1972
WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1972
3 British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, County Tyrone 
1973
Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton 
1973
NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis 
1974
Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark 
1974
NY Dolls disband 
1974
Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau 
1974
Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs 
1975
Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs 
1976
2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard 
1976
5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY 
1977
91st US 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 & Documentaries Award presentation 
1977
Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978 
1977
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France. 
1978
"Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 perfs 
1978
98th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62) 
1978
Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30") 
1978
Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win US Open on 3 different surfaces 
1978
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
1978
4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9 
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" by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain 
1982
Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album 
1983
97th US 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 
1984
Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days) 
1986
Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel 
1988
-18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan 
1988
102nd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3 3-6 6-1) 
1988
Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989 
1989
109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76) 
1989
5 days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners 
1989
Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record 
1989
East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia) 
1989
Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
1989
Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career 
1990
19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win US Open 
1990
1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different 
1990
Ellis Island reopens as a museum 
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 
1990
1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0 
1991
Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination 
1991
Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs) 
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 plane produced 
1993
Israel & PLO sign joint recognition statements 
1994
108th US Womens Tennis Open: Aranxta S Vicario beats Steffi Graf (1-6 7-6 6-4) 
1994
Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke 
1995
115th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 46 75) 
1995
35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10 
1995
47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen win 
1995
Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship 
1995
Browns & Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleve for only time, Browns 22-6 over Tampa, Indians 5-3 over Orioles 
1997
Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million 
1997
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
1997
Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs 
1998
15th MTV Awards: Madonna & Will Smith wins 
2000
The musical Cats closes on Broadway. 
2000
52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win 
2002
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations. 
2007
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999. 
2008
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland. 
2012
16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan 
2012
Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students 
2012
10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa 
2012
29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam 
2012
A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children 
2013
16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq 
2013
3 people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Artic Ocean 
2016
With latest North Korea test, US again seeks elusive Chinese help 
2016
UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korean nuclear test 
2016
Russia, US reach cease-fire deal for Syria 
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