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 This day in History - September 10
408 Historic Events for September 10
1900

20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)

Event
1902

Utrecht soccer team UVV forms

Event
1902

Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)

Birth
1905

Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes

Event
1906

Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)

Birth
1907

Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress-King Kong's main squeeze [or 9/15]

Birth
1908

Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, Bkln NY, orch leader (Your Hit Parade)

Birth
1910

Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber

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1912

Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet

Birth
1913

George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia

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1913

1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway, opens

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1913

Cleveland Call and Post forms

Event
1913

Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway

Event
1913

Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )

Birth
1914

Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)

Birth
1915

Edmond O'Brien, NYC, actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight)

Birth
1916

Friedrich Gernsheim, composer, dies at 77

Death
1916

Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician

Birth
1917

Franfo Fortini, poet

Birth
1918

Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners and $1,000 each for the losers

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1919

John Noorda, resistance fighter

Birth
1919

Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0

Event
1919

NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing and 25,000 WW I soldiers

Event
1919

Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany

Event
1919

Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer

Birth