Famous Events on this Day in History, September 10:

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
1419 - John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
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
1846 - Japan invents the rickshaw
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 Bizets opera "Les PĂȘcheurs 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
1894 - London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving
1897 - Police shoot at striking mine workers in Penns, kills 20
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 - 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway, opens
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)
1927 - France had its first Davis Cup win, though it had competed since 1905.
1930 - Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
1931 - Lord Cecil of British Govt says War was never so improbable
1932 - 52nd US Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (64 64 64)
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 (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
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; 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 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 - 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 - Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
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 - Chic 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
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
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" of 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: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (63 36 61)
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 & Czech)
1989 - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1989 - Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown
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 - George Bush & 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
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
1992 - MTV Video Music Awards, Howard Stern appears as fartman
1993 - 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
1993 - Actress Loretta Young, 80, weds costume designer Jean Louis, 85
1993 - Israel & PLO sign joint recognition statements
1994 - 108th US 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 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 wins
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
2000 - The musical Cats closes on Broadway.
2002 - Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.
2003 - Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, is fatally stabbed while shopping, and dies of her wounds on September 11.
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.
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