Today in History - September 10th

  • 1608 – John Smith is elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia
  • 1846 – Elias Howe of Spencer, Mass. Receives a patent for the sewing machine
  • 1939 – Canada declares war on Germany during WWII
  • 1955 – Gunsmoke premieres on CBS
  • 1963 – 20 black students enter public schools in Birmingham, Tuskegee, and Mobile Alabama following a standoff between federal authorities and Governor George C. Wallace
  • 1989 – Hungary stops enforcing East German visa restrictions and opened its borders, beginning a flood of emigration that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall two months later
  • 1998 – President Bill Clinton meets with members of his Cabinet to apologize and ask forgiveness in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal
  • 2000 – NBC's "The West Wing" wins a record nine Emmy awards, including best drama series
  • 2002 – Switzerland becomes the 190th member of the United Nations
  • 2003 – Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, 46, is stabbed in a Stockholm department store; she died the next day

Famous and Historical Birthdays - Say Happy Birthday to . . .

  • Arnold Palmer (Golfer)
  • Joe Perry (Musician)
  • Chris Columbus (Writer/Director)
  • Randy Johnson (Pitcher)
  • Big Daddy Kane (Rapper)
  • Guy Ritchie (Director)
  • Ryan Phillippe (Actor)