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1958Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open

1919Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

2013Serena Williams wins her fifth Women's Singles US Open title

195777th US Men's Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (10-8 7-5 6-4)

1989George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

1973Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

197494th US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)

1939FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe

1990104th US Womens Tennis Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2 7-6)

1934Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1985Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

1858Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time"

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

19692nd US Tennis Open: Rod Laver wins, completing his 2nd grand slam. The men's singles final also featured the smallest recorded session of 3,708 due to rain.

1974President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

1504Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

1985105th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6 6-3 6-4)

1999"American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles

1522Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

1986'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally.

196989th US Men's Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)

196377th US Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)

1996116th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76)

1996110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

1994MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

September 8th Historical Events
Date Event
1024
Duke Koenraad II chosen German king 
1141
-9] Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams 
1156
Henry II Jasormigott leaves Bavaria 
1264
The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland. 
1276
John XXI elected Pope 
1303
Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII 
1331
Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia 
1380
Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars 
1449
Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor. 
1504
Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence. 
1514
Battle of Orsha: Polish/Lithuania army defeat the Russian army 
1522
Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan
1536
Earl of Nassau disbands siege of Peronne 
1545
English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland 
1553
City of Lichfield, England forms 
1563
Maximilian chosen king of Hungary 
1565
1st permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida) 
1565
Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John 
1628
Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet 
1664
Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers 
1689
China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul) 
1713
Pope Clemens XI publishes degree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism" 
1727
A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children. 
1755
Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French 
1756
French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition. 
1760
French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst 
1771
Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California 
1796
Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians 
1831
William IV is crowned King of Great Britain. 
1833
Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires 
1847
US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey 
1855
Crimean war - assault of Malakof Tower under Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta 
1858
Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time" 
1860
Loss of steamer, "Lady Elgin" 
1863
-10] Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee 
1863
Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces 
1863
Battle of Telford's Depot TN 
1868
New York Athletic Club forms 
1870
Netherlands & Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" Br-Indian contract work in Suriname 
1883
NY Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies 
1883
Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont 
1888
In England the first six Football League matches ever are played. 
1892
1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion) 
1899
British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa 
1900
6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas 
1905
Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3 
1907
Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism) 
1914
HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titantic, sinks off Scotland 
1914
Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1 
1915
Association of Negro Life & History founded 
1916
US President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax 
1919
Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25 
1920
US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF) 
1921
1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington DC 
1923
Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost. 
1924
Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador 
1926
League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany 
1930
1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie" 
1930
NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew 
1930
Richard Drew creates Scotch tape 
1933
Spain's 2nd government of Azaña forms 
1934
54th US Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats Wilmer L Allison (6-4 6-3 1-6 8-6) 
1934
Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six 
1934
Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for NJ catches fire, 133 die 
1935
Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2) 
1936
Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged 
1937
Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens 
1937
Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6 
1939
FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe 
1939
Gen Von Reichenau's panzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw 
1939
Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games 
1939
Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning 
1941
Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins 
1941
Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, is exterminated 
1943
Italy surrenders to Allies in WWII 
1943
Lt-Gen Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily 
1943
NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game 
1944
1st V-2 rockets land in London & Antwerp 
1944
Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany 
1945
US invades Japanese-held Korea 
1945
Hideki Tojo, Japanese PM during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged 
1946
60th US Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Patricia Canning (11-9 6-3) 
1946
66th US Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr (9-7 6-3 6-0) 
1946
Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456 
1946
Bulgaria ends monarchy 
1946
Jack Kramer wins US Tennis Open 
1946
SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7 
1947
British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis 
1948
British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound 
1951
Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF) 
1951
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex 
1952
Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man & the Sea" published 
1953
"Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances 
1953
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona 
1954
With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks 
1954
Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio 
1954
SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia 
1955
Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers) 
1956
Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks 
1957
77th US Men's Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (10-8 7-5 6-4) 
1957
Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite" 
1957
Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV 
1958
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open 
1958
Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan 
1958
Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo 
1959
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established. 
1960
German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners 
1962
Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary) 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star' 
1963
77th US Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64) 
1963
83rd US Men's Tennis: R H Osuna beats Frank Froehling III (75 64 62) 
1963
Algerian population accepts constitution 
1963
Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons 
1963
Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys 
1963
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open 
1965
Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida 
1965
KC A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game 
1966
"Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV 
1966
"That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV 
1966
The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II 
1967
Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10 
1967
Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic 
1967
The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways. 
1968
"Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres 
1968
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1968
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic 
1968
Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant 
1969
2nd US Tennis Open: Rod Laver wins, completing his 2nd grand slam. The men's singles final also featured the smallest recorded session of 3,708 due to rain. 
1969
89th US Men's Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62) 
1969
Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya 
1969
US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61) 
1970
Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September 
1971
John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington DC 
1972
Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year 
1972
Jim Ryan (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold 
1973
87th US Women's Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62) 
1973
Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers 
1973
Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709) 
1973
Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974 
1973
"Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV 
1974
88th US Women's Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75) 
1974
94th US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61) 
1974
Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8) 
1974
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1974
President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes 
1975
Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools 
1975
Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal 
1976
Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam 
1977
Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy 
1977
Jimmy McCullough quits Wings 
1978
2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2 
1978
Iranian army fires on Khomeini followers in Teheran, 100s killed 
1979
Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980 
1979
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1980
Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest 
1982
Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament 
1983
NASA launches RCA-6 
1984
98th US Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (46 64 64) 
1984
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41G mission 
1985
"USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers 
1985
105th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6 6-3 6-4) 
1985
7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, Calif 
1985
Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool 
1985
Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
1985
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship 
1985
Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits 
1986
Westinghouse sells Muzak 
1986
'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally. 
1987
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
1988
Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m 
1988
NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner 
1989
George Brett gets his 2,500th hit 
1989
Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium 
1989
Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder) 
1990
104th US Womens Tennis Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2 7-6) 
1990
Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC 
1991
111th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (62 64 60) 
1991
Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34) 
1991
Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia 
1991
Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship 
1992
Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4 
1992
Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1) 
1993
Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL 
1993
Cheek Junxia wins world record ladies 10 km (29:31.78) 
1993
Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets 
1994
"Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 perfs 
1994
Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin 
1994
MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley 
1994
Man shoots another man on IRT #4 train at Grand Central Station 
1994
USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board 
1995
Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title 
1996
"7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
1996
110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4) 
1996
116th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76) 
1996
48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win 
1996
Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title 
1996
Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship 
1996
Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo 
1999
United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories. 
1999
"American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles 
2002
Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay 
2004
The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open. 
2005
Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America. 
2008
Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states 
2010
Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues 
2012
6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan 
2012
8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania 
2013
11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City 
2013
11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania 
2013
6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia 
2013
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix 
2013
Serena Williams wins her fifth Women's Singles US Open title 
2014
Marin Čilić wins the US Open men's tennis singles 
2017
Hurricane Irma kills 5 as it sweeps through island of Saint Martin 
2017
Trump says hopes to avoid use of military action on North Korea 
2017
At least 5 dead as magnitude-8.1 earthquake rocks southern Mexico, felt in capital 
2017
US not disputing NKorea's claim to have tested H-bomb 
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