September 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1776 - George Washington asks for a volunteer and Nathan Hale volunteers, becoming the first spy for the United States.
- In 1846, Elias Howe patents his lockstitch sewing machine in New Hartford, Connecticut.
- In 1913, the first paved American coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway, opens.
- In 1950, Joe DiMaggio becomes the first player to hit 3 home runs in one game at Griffith Stadium.
- 1953 - Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner" consisting of a Thanksgiving meal of turkey, cornbread dressing, frozen peas and sweet potatoes.
- 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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