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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1972: The United States suffers its first loss in an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union in Munich, West Germany, during the 1972 Summer Olympics. Team USA initially believed it had won with a score of 50–49. However, due to confusing signals from the scorer's table, the final three seconds of the game were replayed twice and the Soviet team was able to regain the lead and claim a 51-50 victory. Ultimately, the U.S team refused to accept their silver medals, which remain to this day in a vault in Lausanne, Switzerland.


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