September 10th: On this day in history

1846: Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
1926: Germany joined the League of Nations.
1940: Buckingham Palace was struck by a German bomb.
1941: Celebrated evolutionary theorist and former Harvard University professor Stephen Jay Gould was born.
1955: Gunsmoke premiered on CBS.
1961: Mickey Mantle tied a major league baseball record for home runs when he hit the 400th of his career.
1990: Iran agreed to resume full diplomatic ties with its former enemy Iraq.
1993: NBC aired its final episode of Late Night with David Letterman.
2001: President George W. Bush twiddled his thumbs while leafing through a stack of unread memos and intelligence reports.

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