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September 10th In History

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Every once in a while I need help with a blog topic.  One of the ways I solve that problem is by looking at this date in history.  Today is one of those days.  Perhaps someday in this day in history it will say I wrote a blog about this day in history.   I have listed a few items below but you can see the complete list here.

A few comments about the list.  Bud Selig is still the commissioner of baseball, I dislike the Yankees and it appears Swanson created the first “TV dinner” in plenty of time for enjoying the long run Gunsmoke had on CBS. 

1997  Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million 

1997  Mark McGwire joins Babe as the only two players to hit 50 home runs in 2 consecutive years 

1995  115th U.S. Men’s Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5) 

1992  Bud Selig becomes interim commissioner of baseball 

1990  19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win U.S. Open 

1990  1st time in New York Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A’s beat them 12 games to 0 

1989  East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia) 

1984  Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Oklahoma 

1977  Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits 

1972  20th Olympic games close at Munich, West Germany 

1967  Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British and not Spanish 

1961  U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R. 

1956  WSYE (now WETM) TV channel 18 in Elmira-Corning, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast 

1955  “Gunsmoke” premieres on CBS TV 

1953  Swanson sells it’s 1st “TV dinner” 

1939  Canada declares war on Germany 

1926  Germany joins League of Nations 

1919  Indian’s Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0 

1913  Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway 

1910  Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber 

1899  2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska 

1872  Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam 

1847  1st theater opens in Hawaii 

1845  King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange 

1823  Simon Bolivar named president of Peru 

1785  Prussia signs trade agreement with US 

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

1608  John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Virginia 

1547  Battle at Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots 

Have a great week and if you are too busy to cook you can always heat up a “TV dinner” in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.  If you don’t have that much time, you can put a lean cuisine in the microwave for 4 minutes and enjoy.

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Written by pacelinebiz

September 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

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