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This Day in History – September 10

This Day In History1776 – George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers.

1847 – 1st theater opens in Hawaii.

1875 – 15th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club.

1910 – Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber.

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.

1927 – 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)

1953 – Swanson sells its 1st “TV dinner”

1955 – “Gunsmoke” premieres on CBS TV.

1960 – NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643′ HR over right field roof in Detroit.

1964 – Rod Steward records his 1st single “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”

1974 – Controversial TV drama “Born Innocent” premieres on US NBC TV, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home.

1976 – 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY.

1978 – “Timbuktu!” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances.

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

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.

1990 – Ellis Island reopens as a museum.

1993 – 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo planes produced.

1997 – Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million.

2004 – “Crash” directed by Paul Haggis and starring Don Cheadle and Sandra Bullock premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Best Picture 2006)

2013 – Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean.

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