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Daily Calendar for Sunday, September 4, 2022

Born

  • Sarah Childress Polk (U.S. First Lady)
  • Anton Bruckner (composer)
  • Richard Wright (author)
  • Paul Harvey (radio personality)
  • Dick York (actor)
  • Mitzi Gaynor (dancer)
  • Damon Wayans (actor)
  • Mike Piazza (baseball player)
  • Jason David Frank (actor)
  • Beyonce Knowles (singer)

Died

  • Albert Schweitzer (physician)
  • Irene Dunne (actress)
  • Steve Irwin (died from a stingray barb wound to the chest while filming a documentary)
  • Joan Rivers (comedienne)
  • Willard Scott (television weatherman)

Events

  • Los Angeles founded by Spanish settlers
  • Russian decree issued concerning Northwest America
  • Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty became first newsboy in the U.S. He worked for New York Sun
  • George Eastman received a patent for the roll-film camera
  • First transit of McClure Strait (Northwest Passage) made by the US Navy icebreaker, Burton Island and US Coast Guard icebreaker, Northwind
  • Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel
  • U.S. swimmer, Mark Spitz, became the first person to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics
  • Bob Barker began hosting The Price is Right
  • Thieves stole $2 million in art from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • A 127-pound cabbage won a prize at the Alaska State Fair
  • A 50-year overdue library book, The United States in World War I, was returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, public library.

Weather

  • Washington, D.C., got 4.4 inches of rain in 2 hours
  • A tornado struck Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tropical storm Delia dumped very heavy rain on Galveston, Texas, resulting in flooding
  • A strong dust devil whirled across the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona, flipping a Cessna 182 plane and scattering papers in the National Weather service office.

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