Today in History for 10th September 2019

Historical Events

1861 – Battle of Carnifex Ferry Virginia, 170 casualites
1910 – Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
1958 – WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
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
1998 – 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna and Will Smith win
2016 – US Open Women’s Tennis: Angelique Kerber beats Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to become first German player to win the event since Steffi Graf in 1996

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Famous Birthdays

1897 – Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
1920 – Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
1943 – “Superstar” Billy Graham [Eldridge Coleman], American professional wrestler, WWF Heavyweight Champion (1977-8), born in Phoenix, Arizona
1974 – Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
1993 – Sam Kerr, Australian football player (Chicago Red Stars), born in East Fremantle, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1547 – Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
1680 – Marco Uccellini, composer, dies
1839 – Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter, dies at 66
1951 – Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, dies at 66
1971 – Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
1993 – Janice Carroll, actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61

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