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This was 253rd day of the year and 112 days remained in the year.

September 10 Birthdays

Sir John Soane
1753–1837, English architect.

William Torrey Harris
educator and philosopher (1835)

Elsa Schiaparelli
fashion designer (1890)

Arnold Palmer
golfer (1929)

Charles Kuralt
television news reporter (1934)

Roger Maris
baseball player (1934)

Stephen Jay Gould
paleontologist and science writer (1941)

Amy Irving
actress (1953)

Colin Firth
actor (1960)

Randy Johnson
baseball player (1963)

September 10 in History


Oliver H. Perry sent his famous message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours," after defeating the British in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.


Elias Howe of Massachusetts received a patent for his sewing machine.


Canada declared war on Germany, entering WWII.


Twenty black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Mobile, and Tuskegee, Alabama, after President John F. Kennedy sent National Guardsman to end the standoff with Alabama Governor George Wallace.


Steffi Graf achieved tennis' first Grand Slam since Margaret Court in 1970 by winning the U.S. Open women's final.


Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.

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