Historical Events for 7th September 2019

1910 – In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between the US and Newfoundland (still separate from Canada)
1914 – NY Post Office Building opens to public
1957 – WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 – American weightlifter Charles Vinci wins 2nd consecutive bantamweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics with world-record equalling 3-lift (snatch, clean and jerk, overhead press) total of 345.0 kilograms
1975 – US Open Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; played on green Har-Tru clay surface
1983 – Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
1986 – US Open Men’s Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0
1995 – STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
2008 – US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
2014 – US Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3

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