Daily Calendar for September 4th, 2019

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1780s

  • 1781: Los Angeles founded by Spanish settlers

1800s

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

1820s

  • 1821: Russian decree issued concerning Northwest America

  • Born 1824: Anton Bruckner (composer)

1830s

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

1880s

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

1900s

  • Born 1908: Richard Wright (author)

1910s

  • Born 1918: Paul Harvey (radio personality)

1920s

  • Born 1928: Dick York (actor)

1930s

  • Born 1931: Mitzi Gaynor (dancer)

1950s

  • 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

1960s

  • Born 1960: Damon Wayans (actor)

  • Died 1965: Albert Schweitzer (physician)

  • Born 1968: Mike Piazza (baseball player)

1970s

  • 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)

1980s

  • Born 1981: Beyonce Knowles (singer)

1990s

  • Died 1990: Irene Dunne (actress)

2000s

  • 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

2010s

  • Died 2014: Joan Rivers (comedienne)

  • 2018: A 50-year overdue library book, The United States in World War I, was returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, public library.

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