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This Day in History: September 10

September 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1776 - George Washington asks for a volunteer and Nathan Hale volunteers, becoming the first spy for the United States.
  2. In 1846, Elias Howe patents his lockstitch sewing machine in New Hartford, Connecticut.
  3. In 1913, the first paved American coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway, opens.
  4. In 1950, Joe DiMaggio becomes the first player to hit 3 home runs in one game at Griffith Stadium.
  5. 1953 - Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner" consisting of a Thanksgiving meal of turkey, cornbread dressing, frozen peas and sweet potatoes.
  6. Famous Birthdays: James E Keeler (US astronomer - rings of Saturn), Giovanni Gronchi (president of Italy), Larry Sitsky (composer), Judy Geeson (actress - To Sir With Love), Gerry Conway (Marvel comics writer)

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