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Notable Historical Events for September 10th

1823Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

197292nd US Mens Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Arthur Ashe (36 63 67 64 63)

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

199019 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win US Open

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

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

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

1989Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career

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

196282nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)

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Notable Birthdays on September 10th

1934Roger Maris, Hibbing, Minnesota, Yankee, HR champ (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), (d. 1985)

1638Maria Theresa of Spain, El Escorial, Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)

1929Arnold Daniel Palmer, Latrobe PA, PGA golfer (1964 Masters)

1941Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (d. 2002)

1890Elsa Schiaparelli, Rome, Italian fashion designer

1960Colin Firth, Hampshire England, actor (Femme Fatale, Hostages)

1975Dan O'Toole, Peterborough Ontario, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

1947Larry Nelson, Fort Payne Alabama, American golfer (three-time Major Championship winner)

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Notable Weddings on September 10th

1961Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

1961Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967)

September 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 10th

1970Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer, dies at 78

210Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China

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