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Notable Historical Events for September 10th

197898th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)

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

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

1997Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs

199815th MTV Awards: Madonna & Will Smith wins

1608John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

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

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

1989109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 10th

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

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

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

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)

1890Elsa Schiaparelli, Rome, Italian fashion designer

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

1997Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

September 10th Deaths
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