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1902 – Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance appear together as teammates for 1st time, creating the famed double play combination of “Tinker to Evers to Chance”

1919 – “Straw Hat Riot” begins in New York City as youths aggressively taunt men wearing straw hats, getting an early jump on unofficial season’s end date of September 15; confrontations continue longer than usual, lasting 8 days.

1930 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1-up in the final for the second of his three major titles.

1944 – 30th Infantry division of US 1st Army frees Margraten.

1944 – Great Atlantic hurricane reaches peak intensity as a Category 4 storm, goes on to kill 300-400 along the US East Coast.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (R-Maine), elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

1958 – Milwaukee Braves’ Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times.

1961 – Unmanned Mercury Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit.

1965 – Beatles release single “Yesterday” – just Paul McCartney with a string arrangement by George Martin.

1969 – “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS.

1970 – IBM announces System 320 computer.

1975 – Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in the Caribbean and United States.

1977 – General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)

1983 – Oakland’s Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 stolen bases for season.

1990 – “Law and Order” created by Dick Wolf first premieres on NBC.

1997 – Carolina Hurricanes 1st exhibition game, beat New York Islanders 4-1.

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2009 – 26th MTV Video Music Awards: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and T.I. f/Rihanna win.

2014 – Farm Aid held in Raleigh, North Carolina; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Mathews, Jack White, Gary Clarke Jr., Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Todd Snider and Carlene Carter.

2017 – Nursing home inhabitants rescued after losing their air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida; 11 died.

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