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1987Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

1983Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

1985President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

2012Serena Williams wins her fourth women's tennis singles at the US Open

1995109th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-6 0-6 6-3)

1971John Lennon releases "Imagine" album

1543Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship

1956Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

2013Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win the 2013 US Tennis Open

1966The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

19681st US Open, held as an "open", Arthur Ashe wins, defeating Tom Okker

196276th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)

1988Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

1958Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game

199916th MTV Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith wins

200724th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake wins

1984104th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3 6-4 6-1)

1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

1990110th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62)

1862Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry

1989103rd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (3-6 7-5 6-1)

19929th MTV Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman

195676th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Lewis Hoad (46 62 63 63)

1991Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1987Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

197999th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5 6-3 6-3)

September 9th Historical Events
Date Event
701
St Sergius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1000
Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age. 
1379
Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III. 
1493
Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion. 
1513
Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland 
1543
Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling. 
1556
Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor 
1561
Sermon of Poissy 
1567
Lomaraal van Egmond & Philip van Hoorne captured 
1591
-10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English 
1675
New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians 
1683
Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald 
1739
Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed) 
1753
1st steam engine arrives in US colonies 
1776
Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies) 
1817
Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College 
1830
Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ 
1839
John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph 
1841
Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300 
1850
Territories of New Mexico & Utah created 
1850
California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state 
1861
Nurse Sally Tompkins is officially commissioned as an officer (and its only woman officer) by the Confederate US Army 
1862
Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry 
1863
Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN 
1867
Luxembourg gains independence 
1875
Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated 
1880
President Hayes visits SF 
1881
Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid" 
1886
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized. 
1892
E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon 
1895
American Bowling Congress forms (NYC) 
1898
Ottawa Football Club re-organizes into the Rough Riders 
1899
French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds 
1903
6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel of Switzerland inaugurated 
1904
Mounted police 1st used in NYC 
1904
Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913 
1908
Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va 
1908
Russia takes part of Poland 
1909
Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title 
1911
1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England) 
1912
J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph) 
1913
Association for Study of Negro Life & History organizes in Chicago 
1914
-12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp 
1914
Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0 
1914
World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army. 
1914
Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war 
1915
Association for study of Negro Life & History forms by Carter G Woodson 
1918
Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms 
1919
Boston's police force forms strike 
1922
St Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0 
1922
Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens 
1922
William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins 
1923
Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2) 
1924
Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii. 
1926
National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America 
1926
Train disaster at Wassenaar Neth, 4 die 
1926
The U.S. National Broadcasting Company formed. 
1927
Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium 
1928
Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½" 
1932
Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning 
1932
Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended 
1932
Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy 
1932
Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed) 
1933
53rd US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3 11-13 4-6 6-0 6-1) 
1934
Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0) 
1934
G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along," premieres in NYC 
1936
Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history 
1939
Nazi army reaches Warsaw 
1940
28 German aircraft shot down above England 
1942
1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes 
1942
Compulsory work for women, children & old males in Batavia 
1943
15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome 
1943
Lt-Gen Bradley flies from Algiers to to Marrakech/Prestwick 
1943
Red Army occupies Bachmatsj 
1943
US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche) 
1944
Allied forces liberate Luxembourg 
1944
Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (National Day) 
1944
Resistance fighter Jaap Musch arrested in Nijverdal Neth 
1944
US 113th cavalry passes Belg-Dutch borders 
1944
Very strong hurricane hits Netherland 
1945
Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies 
1945
Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR 
1945
Phila A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0 
1945
1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay & taped into the log 
1948
"Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 perfs 
1948
Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0 
1948
People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed 
1950
"Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 perfs 
1950
"Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 perfs 
1950
1st use of TV laugh track-Hank McCune 
1950
Mass arrests of communists in France 
1951
1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV 
1951
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open 
1953
KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1954
Earthquake strikes Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed 
1954
Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season 
1955
Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run 
1955
Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open 
1956
70th US Womens Tennis: Shirley J Fry beats Althea Gibson (63 64) 
1956
76th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Lewis Hoad (46 62 63 63) 
1956
African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms 
1956
Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time 
1957
"Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1 
1957
Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited 
1957
US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction 
1958
Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game 
1958
Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London 
1960
4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10) 
1961
Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962 
1962
76th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64) 
1962
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open 
1962
Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses 
1962
WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1963
Alabama Gov George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools 
1964
German DR government allows short visits to West Germany 
1964
John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London 
1965
Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency 
1965
Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0) 
1965
Tibet is made an autonomous region of China 
1966
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
1967
1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V 
1967
Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968 
1967
Uganda declares independence from Great Britain 
1968
1st US Open, held as an "open", Arthur Ashe wins, defeating Tom Okker 
1968
WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1969
Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82 
1969
Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83 
1969
Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only) 
1969
WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1970
Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun 
1970
Feyenoord wins soccer's World Cup 
1971
1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison 
1971
John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV) 
1971
John Lennon releases "Imagine" album 
1971
NHL great Gordie Howe retires 
1972
86th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats K Melville (63 75) 
1972
Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973 
1973
93rd US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62) 
1973
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1974
88th US Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley (36 63 75) 
1975
Viking 2 Mars probe launch 
1976
New Zealand government establishes the country's first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state's ability to gather information on its citizens 
1977
1st TRS-80 computer sold 
1977
Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years 
1978
3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0 
1978
92nd US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64) 
1978
Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto) 
1978
Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army 
1978
Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979 
1979
31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win 
1979
93rd US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63) 
1979
99th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5 6-3 6-3) 
1979
Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic 
1979
Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion 
1981
Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League 
1982
"Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances 
1982
Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5 
1982
Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight 
1983
Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas 
1983
Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2) 
1983
Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player 
1984
104th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3 6-4 6-1) 
1984
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship 
1985
President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa 
1985
Race riot in Birmingham, England 
1986
Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7) 
1986
NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying 
1987
Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife 
1987
Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016 
1987
Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59 
1987
Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter 
1988
Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 games 
1988
Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu 
1988
US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose 
1989
103rd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (3-6 7-5 6-1) 
1990
110th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62) 
1990
Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces 
1990
Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year 
1990
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship 
1990
George H W Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait 
1991
Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington 
1991
Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland 
1992
1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home 
1992
9th MTV Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman 
1992
Robin Yount, is 17th to get 3,000 hits 
1993
Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times 
1993
PLO recognizes state of Israel 
1993
Ukraine premier Leonid Koetsjma, (Kuchma) resigns 
1994
Space shuttle STS 64 (Discovery 20), launches into orbit 
1994
Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed 
1995
"Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902) 
1995
109th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-6 0-6 6-3) 
1995
Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904 
1997
Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament 
1999
16th MTV Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith wins 
2001
Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan. 
2002
Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record 
2004
2004 A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people. 
2007
24th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake wins 
2009
Cyprus enters recession after 0.6% contraction in the first quarter, followed by 0.4% in the second quarter 
2010
A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983 
2012
17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria 
2012
100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq 
2012
Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad 
2012
Serena Williams wins her fourth women's tennis singles at the US Open 
2013
60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic 
2013
18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria 
2013
44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala 
2013
Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections 
2013
Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win the 2013 US Tennis Open 
2016
North Korea confirms it has conducted fifth nuclear test 
2017
Battered Caribbean islands brace for 2nd major hurricane in a week 
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