Today in History for 10th September 2018

Historical Events

1913 – Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
1942 – RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
1972 – US Open Men’s Tennis: Ilie Năstase of Romania beats Arthur Ashe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam title
1990 – 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
1994 – Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke
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

1169 – Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
1588 – Nicholas Lanier, composer
1934 – Vasil Kazandzhiev, composer
1956 – Johnny Hickman, American musician
1971 – Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
1979 – Jacob Young, American actor and singer

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Famous Deaths

1759 – Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)
1862 – Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
1971 – Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
1985 – Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
1991 – Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
1994 – Charles Drake [Ruppert], American actor (Harvey, Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), dies of heart attack at 92

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