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Sunday, September 10, 2017

1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers.

1846 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstich sewing machine.

1894 London taxidriver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving.

1919 China becomes a member of the League of Nations.

1939 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany.

1940 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb.

1964 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) formed.

1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in round 12 for heavyweight boxing title.

1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

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