Historical Events for 8th September 2019

1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
1276 – John XXI [ Peter Juliani] elected Pope, only Portuguese Pope
1755 – Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
1952 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maureen Connolly beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 7-5
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1969 – US Open Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Court wins her third US singles title and 16th Grand Slam singles event; beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2
1969 – US amateur Men’s Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
1984 – Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41G mission
1995 – Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
2015 – Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

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