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9/10/2013 1:28:00 PM
World Almanac for Sept. 10, 2013

Today is the 253rd day of 2013 and the 82nd day of summer.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1846, Elias Howe patented the first sewing machine.

In 1977, France used a guillotine in carrying out a death sentence for the last time.

In 2002, Switzerland became a member of the United Nations.

In 2008, the Large Hadron Collider was powered up for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Adele Astaire (1896-1981), dancer; Rin Tin Tin (1918-1932), canine actor; Arnold Palmer (1929- ), golfer; Roger Maris (1934-1985), baseball player; Charles Kuralt (1934-1997), TV journalist; Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), biologist/writer; Bill O'Reilly (1949- ), TV host/author; Chris Columbus (1958- ), film director; Colin Firth (1960- ), actor; Guy Ritchie (1968- ), filmmaker; Mirko Filipovic (1974- ), mixed martial artist; Ryan Phillippe (1974- ), actor.

TODAY'S FACT: The United Nations, which included 193 member states as of August 2013, began in 1945 when representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco to draw the charter.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1972, the U.S. men's basketball team fell for the first time in Olympic competition, suffering a controversial 51-50 loss to the Soviet Union team on a last-second shot in the gold medal match.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question." -- Stephen Jay Gould

TODAY'S NUMBER: 141 -- countries that have abolished the use of capital punishment as of 2013, according to Amnesty International.

TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Sept. 5) and first quarter moon (Sept. 12).


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