Today is Thursday, September 10th. It’s National TV Dinner Day, International Make-Up Day, National School Picture Day and Swap Ideas Day
There are 11 days until Fall
There are 51 days until Halloween
Today is the day that…
— in 1846, Elias Howe takes out a U.S. patent for a lockstitch sewing machine
— in 1894, London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
— in 1919, New York City welcomes home General John J. Pershing and 25,000 WWI soldiers
— in 1940, during the Blitz, Buckingham Palace is hit by a German bomb
— in 1950, Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry is born Anthony Joseph Perry in Lawrence, Massachusetts
— in 1953, Swanson sold its first TV dinner
— in 1963, 20 black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee, Alabama after President John F. Kennedy sent National Guardsman to end the standoff with Alabama Governor George Wallace.
— in 1966, The Road Runner premiered
— in 1968, The Beatles record “Helter Skelter.”
— in 1972, At the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Doors, who have continued as a trio since the death of Jim Morrison in July 1971, play their last concert.
— in 1975, KISS release their first live album “Alive”
— in 1984, The first episode of the daily syndicated version of “Jeopardy!” with Alex Trebek as host premieres
— in 1988, Guns N’ Roses hit #1 in America for the first of two weeks with “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
— in 1989, Five days after hitting a home-run for the New York Yankees in a win over the Mariners, Deion Sanders returns a punt sixty-eight yards for a touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons
— in 1990, the Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas, Nevada
— also in 1990, Starring a young rapper named Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air debuts on NBC.
— in 1991, Nirvana release their single, “Smells like Teen Spirit”
— in 1992, after the death of A. Bartlett Giamatti, Bud Selig becomes interim commissioner of baseball
— in 1993, “The X-Files” debuts on FOX, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
— in 1999, “Fight Club,” the film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, and starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, premieres at the Venice Film Festival
— also in 1999, Standin’ On The Corner Park opens in Winslow, Arizona, inspired by the city’s famous mention in the Eagles song “Take It Easy”.
— in 2000, the musical Cats closed on Broadway after 7,485 performances
— in 2007, Kid Rock is cited for his MTV VMA fight with Tommy Lee
— in 2008, The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland
— in 2012, Teachers in Chicago go on strike, affecting 350,000 students
— in 2017, Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys as a category 3 storm, causing $64.76 billion in damage
— and in 2018, South Carolina issues mandatory evacuation order affecting one million people ahead of Hurricane Florence
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