On this day: September 10

Published On: Sep 07 2012 02:36:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

Mother Teresa first hears the call, Leopold and Loeb get life in prison, "Gunsmoke" premieres, and Lucy van Pelt raises her fees, all on this day.

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1963: Randy Johnson, the Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher who racked up 303 wins and 4,875 strikeouts in his 22-year major-league career, is born in Walnut Creek, California. Johnson played for the Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants in his career. Known for his height and his dominating fastball, he pitched two no-hitters, the second of which was the 17th perfect game in baseball history. He also won a World Series title with the Diamondbacks in 2001, earned World Series MVP honors that same year, won the Cy Young Award five times (second only to Roger Clemens' seven), and was a 10-time All-Star.


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