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On This Day — September 10th

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September 10th is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1570 – A party of ten Jesuit missionaries landed on the Virginia Peninsula to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.

1897 – A sheriff’s posse fired upon a peaceful labor demonstration made up of mostly Polish and Slovak anthracite coal miners in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, U.S., killing 19 people and wounding many others.

1945 – Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated on a farm in Colorado; he survived another 18 months as part of sideshows before choking to death in Phoenix, Arizona.

1961 – At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, German driver Wolfgang von Trips’s car collided with another, causing it to become airborne and crash into a side barrier, killing him and 15 spectators.

2008 – CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, was first powered up beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

Celebrity Birthdays

Karl Lagerfeld turns 85

Colin Firth turns 58

Guy Ritchie turns 50

Ryan Phillippe turns 44

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