Historical Events on September 10

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  • 422 St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 506 35 bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde, shedding light on the moral conditions of the clergy and laity in southern France
  • 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 of Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
  • 1547 English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1608 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Virginia

Explorer John Smith
John Smith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1785 Prussia signs trade agreement with US
  • 1798 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1813 American Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British in Battle of Lake Erie

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1823 Simón Bolívar named President of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1838 Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris
  • 1845 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange

InventionHistoric Invention

1846 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstitch sewing machine

Inventor Elias Howe
Elias Howe

  • 1847 1st theater opens in Hawaii

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1849 1st performance by American 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 Virginia, 170 casualites

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
  • 1869 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1870 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1872 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1875 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 4th title; beats fellow Scot Bob Martin by 2 strokes
  • 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 the first to be fined for drunk driving
  • 1897 Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1898 Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1919 Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
  • 1919 China becomes a member of the League of Nations
  • 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 and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • 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
  • 1931 51st U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott (7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5)
  • 1932 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills: American Ellsworth Vines successfully defends his title; beats Frenchman 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 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins 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

BattleDeclaration of War

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

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1940 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 1942 British troops land on Madagascar
  • 1942 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • 1943 British 8th army occupies Tarente
  • 1943 German troops occupy Rome and take took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943 Italian fleet anchors at Malta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 Lieutenant-General Omar Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
  • 1944 Lieutenant-General 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

World RecordMiracle Mike!

1945 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
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Mike the headless chicken
Mike the headless chicken
  • 1948 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1951 British begin economic boycott of Iran
  • 1953 Swanson sells its 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 channel 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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1960 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

Athlete Abebe Bikila
Abebe Bikila

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1960 Fencer Aladár Gerevich is part of the gold medal winning Hungarian sabre team at the Rome Olympics; Gerevich's 6th consecutive gold medal in the event

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1960 Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men's basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 1960 Yugoslavia dominates Denmark 3-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • 1960 The gymnastics competition at the Rome Olympics concludes with the Soviet Union taking 10 of the 15 gold medals; Soviet gymnasts Boris Shakhlin & Larisa Latynina win 3 gold medals apiece
  • 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

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1961 US National Championship Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver 7-5, 6-3, 6-2; Emerson's 2nd Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

1961 75th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Ann Jones (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1961 American Ferrari driver Phil Hill wins Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch F1 World Drivers Championship; first American F1 world champion
  • 1962 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1962 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1962 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats defending champion Darlene Hard of the US 9-7, 6-4 for her first US singles crown
  • 1963 20 black students enter public schools in Alabama
  • 1963 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1964 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964 Rod Stewart records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • 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 in the UK

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry"

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
  • 1967 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • 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
  • 1967 US National Championships Men's Tennis: Australian John Newcombe wins his 2nd Grand Slam event; beats American Clark Graebner 6-4, 6-4, 8-6
  • 1967 81st U.S. Women's National Championship: Billie Jean King beats Ann Jones (11-9, 6-4)
  • 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, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • 1972 Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • 1972 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 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

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1972 US Open Men's Tennis: Ilie Năstase of Romania beats Arthur Ashe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam title

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1972 American men's 4 x 100m relay team of Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker & Eddie Hart combine for a world record 38.19 to beat the Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 American long distance runner Frank Shorter scores a famous win in the men's marathon in 2:12:19.8 at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 East v West in a women's 4 x 100m relay at the Munich Olympics; West Germany beats East Germany by 0.13 seconds for the gold medal
  • 1972 American freestyle wrestler Dan Gable wins the 68kg division gold medal at the Munich Olympics; only Olympic wrestler not to have a single point scored against him in the competition
  • 1972 Yugoslavia beats Czechoslovakia, 21-16 in the inaugural Olympic handball final in Munich
  • 1972 An American double in the inaugural Olympic archery competition in Munich; John Williams wins the men's individual gold medal; Doreen Wilber takes the women's gold
  • 1972 Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson wins first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when Munich Games opponent Ion Alexe of Romania withdraws from the final because of a broken thumb
  • 1972 Kazimierz Deyna scores twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match; 80,000 at the Munich Olympic Stadium
  • 1972 West Germany beats Pakistan 1-0 to become first European nation since 1920 to win the field hockey Olympic title; marred by disgraceful behaviour of Pakistani players, fans & officials after losing the Munich final
  • 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 Portugal recognizes independence of Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • 1974 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
  • 1974 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on NBC TV, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1975 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"
  • 1976 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard

  • 1976 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY
  • 1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 1977 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
  • 1977 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  • 1977 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Wendy Turnbull of Australia 7-6, 6-2
  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 1978 Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")
  • 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

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1978 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 The single point American Lotus driver Mario Andretti earns for finishing 6th at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1983 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title
  • 1984 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Oklahoma
  • 1984 Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1985 U.S. 7th Circuit Court rules Soviet defector Walter Polovchak can't be forcibly returned to parents' country if it's deemed "not in the best interests" of underage defectors
  • 1986 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
  • 1988 -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
  • 1988 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minnesota), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • 1988 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her first US title and completes the Grand Slam; beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1989 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • 1989 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1989 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Czech Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1989 Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
  • 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)

Music releaseMusic Single

1991 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit"

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
  • 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 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox
  • 1994 Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke
  • 1994 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1995 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • 1995 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen win
  • 1995 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles