Historical Events for 12th September 2019

1733 – Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
1914 – Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
1928 – Katharine Hepburn’s NYC stage debut in “Night Hostess”
1935 – Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph
1964 – 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
1966 – US National Championships Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe 4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4; his second and final major singles title
1971 – US Open Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Stan Smith wins first career Grand Slam event; beats Czech star Jan KodeŇ° 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
1976 – Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)
1979 – Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
1988 – 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card

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