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Calendar for September 4th, 2013

1781: Los Angeles founded by Spanish settlers

Born 1803: Sarah Childress Polk (U.S. First Lady)

1821: Russian decree issued concerning Northwest America

Born 1824: Anton Bruckner (composer)

1833: Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty became first newsboy in the U.S. He worked for New York Sun

1888: George Eastman received a patent for the roll-film camera

Born 1908: Richard Wright (author)

Born 1928: Dick York (actor)

Born 1931: Mitzi Gaynor (dancer)

1954: First transit of McClure Strait (Northwest Passage) made by the US Navy icebreaker, Burton Island and US Coast Guard icebreaker, Northwind

1957: Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel

Born 1960: Damon Wayans (actor)

Died 1965: Albert Schweitzer (physician)

Born 1968: Mike Piazza (baseball player)

1972: Thieves stole $2 million in art from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1972: Bob Barker began hosting The Price is Right

1972: U.S. swimmer, Mark Spitz, became the first person to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics

Born 1973: Jason David Frank (actor)

Born 1981: Beyonce Knowles (singer)

Died 1990: Irene Dunne (actress)

Died 2006: "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin died from a stingray barb wound to the chest while filming a documentary

2009: A 127-pound cabbage won a prize at the Alaska State Fair

Died 2014: Joan Rivers (comedienne)

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