Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 4th

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476*Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed.Ref: 5
925*The coronation of Athelstan (of England) by Wulfhelm? at Kingston.Ref: 16
1539*Henry VIII is betrothed to Anne of Cleves. 
1645*The first Lutheran church building erected in America was dedicated at Easton (near Bethlehem), PA.Ref: 5
1781*Los Angeles is founded. The Mexican Provincial Governor, Felipe de Neve, founded El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles, LA for short. It was first an Indian village named Yangma in Bahia de las Fumas by 44 settlers, (Valley of Smokes).Ref: 5
1787*Louis XVI of France recalls parliament.Ref: 2
1790*Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France.Ref: 2
1820*Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.Ref: 2
1833*Barney Flaherty answered an ad in The New York Sun and became the first newsboy.Ref: 4
1842 Work on K”ln cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus.Ref: 5
1846*Donner Party: After a grueling crossing of the Salt Flats, the emigrants rest at the spring near the base of Pilot Peak, repair their wagons, and hunt for missing livestock. Having lost almost all his cattle, Reed abandons two of his wagons; George Donner and Louis Keseberg also abandon one each. The emigrants realize that food is getting low and send Charles Stanton and William McCutchen ahead to Sutter’s Fort to bring back supplies.Ref: 28
1862*The North Beach & Mission Railway Company is organized.Ref: 5
1866*The first daily newspaper in Hawaii is published.Ref: 5
1870*3rd French republic proclaimed as they overthrow their king.Ref: 5
1885*The Exchange Buffet opens in New York City. It was the first self-service cafeteria in the U.S.Ref: 5
1886*Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders all Apache nations to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz, ending the last major US-Indian war.Ref: 2
1894*Some 12,000 tailors in New York City went on strike to protest the existence of sweatshops.Ref: 70
1896*Apache leader Geronimo surrendersRef: 62
1915*The US military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.Ref: 2
1920*Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria).Ref: 5
1927*Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour.Ref: 5
1948*Queen Wilhelmina abdicated the Dutch throne for health reasons.Ref: 5
1950*D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna.Ref: 5
1957*Ford Motor Co. begins selling its ill-fated Edsel automobile.Ref: 5
1957*Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.Ref: 70
1961*US authorizes Agency for International Development.Ref: 5
1964*Forth Road Bridge opens in England over the "Firth of Forth".Ref: 5
1967*Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone a "brainwashing" by U.S. officials during a 1965 visit to Vietnam.Ref: 70
1969*The Food and Drug Administration issued a report calling birth control pills "safe," despite a slight risk of fatal blood-clotting disorders linked to the pills.Ref: 6
1969*Nixon announces "Vietnamization" program.Ref: 87
1973*The Assemblies of God opened its first theological graduate school in Springfield, MO, making it the second Pentecostal denomination to establish its own school of theology. (The first such school was opened by Oral Roberts in Tulsa.).Ref: 5
1986*189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange.Ref: 5
1989*Azerbaijani Popular Front imposes blockade on 85% of freight entering ArmeniaRef: 89
1991*The air evacuation of Western women and children stranded in Iraq and Kuwait resumed, with 25 Americans among the nearly 300 who made it to Jordan.Ref: 6
1991*Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, the last drive-in in NJ, closes.Ref: 5
1991*F.W. de Klerk proposes new South Africa constitution and opens parliament to all races.Ref: 10
1993 The Fatah faction of the PLO endorses a peace accord with Israel. (XDG, p 4A, 9/04/2003)Ref: 83
1993*Pope John Paul II launches the first papal visit to the former Soviet Union as he begins a tour of the Baltic Republics. (XDG, p 4A, 9/04/2003)Ref: 83
1994 On the eve of a U.N.-sponsored conference on population in Cairo, Egypt, Vice President Al Gore told NBC the U.S. was seeking a blueprint for world population growth that rejected abortion as a family planning tool and an international right. 
1996*The Fourth World Conference on Women opened in Beijing with more than 4,750 delegates from 181 countries.Ref: 6
1997*Three Buddhist nuns acknowledged in Senate testimony that their temple outside Los Angeles illegally reimbursed donors after a fund-raiser attended by Vice President Al Gore, and later destroyed or altered records.Ref: 70
1998*During a visit to Ireland, President Clinton said the words, "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, describing his behavior as indefensible. (XDG, p 4A, 9/04/2003)Ref: 83
2000 Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-security agreement during a ceremony in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.Ref: 6
2000*Martin Frankel, a Connecticut money manager accused of cheating insurance companies in five states out of more than $200 million, was arrested in Germany.Ref: 6
2000 Anti-independence militias in East Timor went on a rampage, hours after the United Nations announced that residents had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia.Ref: 6
2001*Former U. S. Attorney Robert S. Mueller, III, took the oath of office as FBI Director. He had been nominated by President George W. Bush in June 2001 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 2.Ref: 14
2002*President G.W. Bush promised to seek Congress' approval for "whatever is necessary" to oust Saddam Hussein, including using military force. (XDG, p 4A, 9/04/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(Mutual Funds) Subpoenas for information from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer go to most Wall Street firms and Millenium Management, Vanguard Group and Invesco. (WSJ, p C1, 10/29/2003)Ref: 33
1479*After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa's west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain's rights in the Canary Islands.Ref: 2
1609*Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan (or 0911)Ref: 5
1882*Thomas Edison displayed the first practical electrical lighting system. He successfully turned on the lights in a one square mile area of NY City (Pearl Street Station).Ref: 4
1888*The name Kodak is registered by George Eastman of Rochester, NY. He patented his roll-film camera: U.S. Patent #388,850.Ref: 4
1911*Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft).Ref: 5
1933*First airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il.Ref: 5
1954*First passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed.Ref: 5
1964*NASA launches its first Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)Ref: 5
1989*The Air Force launches its last Titan 3 rocket, which reportedly carried a reconnaissance satellite. Since 1964, the Titan 3 had sent more than 200 satellites into space. 
1260 At the Battle of Montaperto in Italy, the Tuscan Ghibellines, who support the emperor, defeat the Florentine Guelfs, who support papal power.Ref: 2
1346*England's Edward III begins the siege of Calais that would last for almost a year. 
1862*Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign.Ref: 2
1864*Bread riots in Mobile, AL.Ref: 5
1917*The American Expeditionary Force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War I.Ref: 70
1918*US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months.Ref: 5
1939*German U-boat U-30 torpedos and sinks Cunard liner Athenia. 118 passengers die; the British Admiralty orders convoys be organized for all merchant ships, with naval escorts.Ref: 36
1939*British Royal Air Force attacks the German Navy.Ref: 36
1939*Warsaw is cut off by the German Army.Ref: 35
1939*The Polish ghetto of Mir is exterminated.Ref: 5
1941*German submarine U-652 fires at the US destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war. As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.Ref: 2
1942*Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war's first air raid on the Hungarian capital. Soviet bombers raided the capital of Germany in mid-1941 but caused little damage--and left little warning of the terrible retribution to come later.Ref: 2
1943*Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea.Ref: 2
1944*The Belgian port of Antwerp falls to the the British 2nd Army.Ref: 2
1944*Finland and the Soviet Union agree to a cease-fire.Ref: 36
1945*The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.Ref: 2
1950*First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy linesRef: 5
1969*(My Lai) Charges are brought against William Calley for his role in the My Lai incident.Ref: 43
1916*Reds' player-manager Christy Mathewson, pitching his only game not in a Giant uniform, beats his long-time nemesis Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown and the Cubs, 10-8. In the 25 contests the two legends have faced one another, Matty, by winning the last decision, takes a 13-12 advantage in their final meeting.Ref: 1
1923*NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0.Ref: 5
1924*The Brooklyn Robins take a twin bill from the Braves sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. Between September 1-3, the Brooks beat the Phillies six times.Ref: 1
1927*Lloyd Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a short fly ball that hit inside the foul line and bounced into the stands. It was a home run, according to the rules at the time. Ironically, Waner’s brother, Paul, came to bat next and did the same thing -- for another home run. Today, a similar hit would be called a ground rule double.Ref: 4
1928*An endurance test got underway for the Boston Braves. The team started a stretch that saw them playing nine doubleheaders in a row.Ref: 4
1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell sets new world motor speed record of 300 mph in Bluebird at Bonneville salts.Ref: 10
1937 Doris Kopsky, becomes first NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4).Ref: 5
1941*The NY Yankees won their 12th American League baseball pennant. This was the earliest any American League team had clinched the title.Ref: 4
1945*Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded.Ref: 5
1949*Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook).Ref: 5
1949*The longest pro tennis match in history was played. Pancho Gonzales and Ted Schroeder played 67 games in five sets.Ref: 4
1950*Darlington Raceway, SC, hosts its first NASCAR Winston Cup Race. (USA Today, p 1E, 8/29/2003)Ref: 13
1953*The NY Yankees became the first baseball team, and Casey Stengel the first manager, to win five consecutive American League championships.Ref: 4
1954 Peter B Cortese of the US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, PA.Ref: 5
1966*Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no first downs winning 45-7.Ref: 5
1966*When 18,670 patrons show up in Cincinnati to watch the Reds lose to Los Angeles, 8-6, the Dodgers become the first team in major league history to attract more than 2 million fans at home and 2 million on the road.Ref: 1
1967*The richest horse race in American history was run. The All-American Futurity, a race for quarter horses, was held in New Mexico. Laico Bird wins $225,000 of the $486,593 purse.Ref: 4
1969*After thirty-one games, the third longest consecutive game hitting streak in National League history ends as Dodger Willie Davis is stopped in a 3-0 loss to the Padres.Ref: 1
1972*Swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz became the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.Ref: 4
1974*After pitching eight no-hit innings against the Reds, Don Wilson is pulled from the game by Astro manager Preston Gomez in favor of a pinch hitter. Mike Cosgrove gives up a hit to Tony Perez in the ninth and Houston loses, 2-1.Ref: 1
1978*In his first major league at-bat, Dorian Boyland strikes out sitting on the bench. The Pirate rookie is removed with a 1-2 count when the Mets make a pitching change and pinch hitter Rennie Stennett takes the third strike.Ref: 1
1978*NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on the way to 25-3 season).Ref: 5
1981*Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3).Ref: 5
1983 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph).Ref: 5
1983 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship.Ref: 5
1985*Igor Paklin of the US set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12.Ref: 5
1985*Following a three-homer game last night, Gary Carter ties a major league record by hitting two solo homers to become the 11th player in major league history to hit five home runs in two games.Ref: 1
1988*Phoenix Cardinals play first regular-season NFL gameRef: 5
1988*Boxer Mike Tyson is knocked unconscious after driving his BMW into a tree near Catskills NY. Three days later, the New York Daily News reports the accident was a "suicide attempt" caused by a "chemical imbalance" that made him violent and irrational.Ref: 98
1991*Removing an asterisk which really never existed, the Statistical Accuracy Committee decides to put Roger Maris '61 home run season ahead of Ruth's 60 mark instead of listing it separately as it was from 1962 until 1991. The eight man panel also re-defines a no-hit game as one which ends after 9 or more innings with one team failing to get a hit thereby removing 50 games from the list that had previously been considered hitless, including the 1959 performance of Harvey Haddix's 12 perfect innings against the Braves and Jim Maloney's 1965 1-0 loss to the Mets in 11-innings.Ref: 1
1993*Pinstripe pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Indians at Yankee Stadium, 4-0. The Flint, Michigan native who was born without a right hand, becomes the first Yankee in a decade to throw a no-hitter.Ref: 1
1995*Robin Ventura becomes the eighth player to hit two grand slams in one game helping White Sox to beat the Rangers, 14-3.Ref: 1
1998*A 3-1 win over the Houston Astros gives the Arizona Diamondbacks their seventh consecutive victory, equalling the longest winning streak by any expansion team in history.Ref: 1
1998*Toronto Blue Jay Shawn Green becomes just the ninth player in the history of the American League, and the first Blue Jay, to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season.Ref: 86
1998*Defeating the White Sox, 11-6, the Yankees win their 100th game on the earliest date in major league history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians by five days. The 1906 Cubs set the major league record for fewest contests to reach 100 victories accomplishing the milestone 132 games.Ref: 1
1999*The Reds set a National League record with nine homers with as they rout the Phillies, 22-3. Eddie Taubensee (2), Greg Vaughn, Jeffrey Hammonds, Aaron Boone, Dimitri Young, Pokey Reese, Brian Johnson and Mark Lewis all go yard for Cincinnati.Ref: 1
1999*Jim Abbott pitches a 4-0, no-hit win over the Indians at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 86
2000*The Red Sox honor Hall of Famer catcher Carlton Fisk. The New Hampshire resident, who played his first nine seasons with Boston, joins Bobby Doerr (1), Joe Cronin (4), Carl Yastrzemski (8) and Ted Williams (9) in having his number (27) be retired at Fenway.Ref: 1
2002*In front of 55,528 fans at Coliseum, the A's set an American League record by extending winning streak to 20 consecutive games. After blowing an 11-run lead to the Royals, Scott Hatteberg's bottom of the ninth inning walk off home run gives Oakland the historic victory, 12-11.Ref: 1
1813*"The Religious Remembrancer" (later renamed "The Christian Observer") was first published in Philadelphia. It was the first weekly religious newspaper in the US, and in the world.Ref: 5
1893*Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess' son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.Ref: 2
1909*First Boy Scout rally in England held at Crystal Palace, South London.Ref: 10
1928*Wingy Manone recorded Downright Disgusted for Vocalion Records. Playing drums for Wingy was a young sideman named Gene Krupa.Ref: 4
1950*Cartoonist Mort Walker premieres his comic strip "Beetle Bailey"about goof-off Army enlistee.Ref: 10
1951*The first coast-to-coast telecast using coaxial cable was seen by viewers from New York City to San Francisco, CA. What did they see? U.S. President Harry S Truman giving a speech to the nation from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco.Ref: 4
1951*NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network.Ref: 5
1951*The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.Ref: 2
1959*Mack the Knife was banned from radio -- at least from WCBS Radio in NY City. Teenage stabbings in the city had people pretty uptight; therefore, the ban.Ref: 4
1960*Cartoon characters, the Flintstones, createdRef: 62
1962*Beatles record "How Do You Do It".Ref: 5
1965*Beatles' "Help!," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks.Ref: 5
1970*George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single.Ref: 5
1971*The Lawrence Welk Show was seen for the last time on ABC-TV.Ref: 4
1981*Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBCRef: 5
1982*After six weeks, Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor, dropped out of the top spot on the music charts. The song, from the movie, Rocky III, dropped all the way to number 2 (for two weeks), then to number 3 for one week and to number 4 for two weeks before starting to fade. That’s what we call a hit, folks! It was the group’s biggest, earning them a platinum record.Ref: 4
1990*Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186.Ref: 5
1997*The 14th MTV Video Music Awards show was staged at Radio City Music Hall. Host Chris Rock introduced Madonna, U2, Beck, Jamiroquai, The Wallflowers with Bruce Springsteen & Marilyn Manson. Most memorabel moment: Sting joining Puff Daddy & Faith Evans to perform I’ll Be Missing You.Ref: 4
2002*Texas cocktail waitress and aspiring pop star Kelly Clarkson was voted the first "American Idol" on the Fox TV series.Ref: 70
2179*Fiction: Nyota Uhura, Nairobi Kenya, communications officer (Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
-518*-BC- Pindar, the Greek Poet, is born.Ref: 62
1736*Robert Raikes England, Sunday school pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1768*Vicomte François René de Chateaubriand, French writer and chef who gave his name to a style of steak, is born.Ref: 2
1802*Birth of Marcus Whitman, American Presbyterian and pioneer medical missionary. In 1836 his family became the first whites to reach the Pacific coast by wagon train. Whitman and his wife Narcissa were murdered by the Cayuse Indians in present-day Washington state in 1847.Ref: 5
1803*Sarah Childress Polk, 1st Lady: wife of 11th President of the United States, James Knox Polk, is born.Ref: 68
1804*Robert T. Marshall is born in the first cabin build in Xenia, becoming the first white child born in Xenia, Ohio.Ref: 54
1810*Donald McKay US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Anton Bruckner, composer, is born in Ansfelden, Austria. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1824*Phoebe Cary Cincinnati, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), is born.Ref: 5
1825*Dadabhai Naoroji first Indian in British parliament, is born.Ref: 5
1846*Daniel Burnham US, architect/built skyscrapers, is born.Ref: 5
1851 John Dillon, Irish leader of the Irish Nationalist Party, is born.Ref: 70
1866*Simon Lake, American inventor; built the submarine "Argonaut", is born.Ref: 70
1872*Darius Milhaud Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)Ref: 5
1890*La Argentina, Spanish dancer, is born.Ref: 70
1892 Darius Milhaud is born.Ref: 10
1896 Antonin Artaud is born.Ref: 10
1901*Paul Osborn playwright (Mornings at 7), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Lorna Johnstone England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Hjordis T”pel Sweden, diving/4 X 100m relay (Olympic-bronze-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die, is born.Ref: 2
1907*Leo Castelli Trieste, American art dealer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Richard Wright US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Edward Dmytryk, American film director; one of the "Hollywood Ten", is born.Ref: 70
1912*Alexander Liberman editor/painter/photographer (639), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Dick Thomas Phila Pa, TV host (Village Barn), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Henry Ford II automaker (Ford), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Paul Harvey Tulsa Okla, news commentator (The rest of the story), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Gerald Wilson Shelby Miss, orch leader (Redd Foxx), is born.Ref: 5
1918*William Talbert tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Howard Morris NYC, comedic actor (High Anxiety), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author, is born.Ref: 2
1920*Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.Ref: 2
1926*Robert J Lagomarsino (Rep-R-Ca), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dick (Richard Allen) York Fort Wayne Ind, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Donald E Petersen Minn, exec (Ford Motors), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Thomas Eagleton (Sen-D-Mo, Dem VP candidate 1972), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Mitzi Gaynor (Franchesca Mitzi Marlene de Charney von Gerber) singer, dancer, actress: South Pacific, Anything Goes, There’s No Business like Show Business, For Love or Money, is born in Chicago IL. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1933*Richard Castellano Bronx, actor (Godfather, Lovers & Other Strangers), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Dawn Fraser Olympic swimmer [Australia]: first to win 8 medals: 4 gold [1956,1960,1964 100 meter freestyle; 1956 - relay), and 4 silver, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Leonard Frey Bkln NY, actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Ken (Kenneth Smith) Harrelson ‘Hawk’: baseball: KC Athletics, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox [World Series: 1967/all-star: 1968], Cleveland Indians; baseball broadcaster: WSBK-TV, Boston; GM: Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is born.Ref: 4
1942*Ray Floyd Fort Bragg NC, PGA golfer (Masters 1976), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Giuseppi Gentile Italy, triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Gene Parsons musician: drums: group: The Byrds; solo: Kindling, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Jennifer Salt LA Calif, actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Gary Duncan (Grubb) musician: guitar: group: Quicksilver Messenger Service: Dino’s Song, Who Do You Love?, The Fool, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Greg Elmore musician: drums: group: Quicksilver Messenger Service: Dino’s Song, Who Do You Love?, The Fool, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Wayne LaChance hockey: Clarkson University, Springfield Kings, Greensboro Generals, Syracuse Eagles; owner [w/Bruce Landon] of AHL Springfield [MA] Falcons, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Alan Greisman Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Tom Watson KC Mo, PGA golfer (British Open 1975,77,80,82), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Doyle (Lafayette) Alexander baseball: pitcher: LA Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees [World Series: 1976], Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, SF Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers [all-star: 1988], is born.Ref: 4
1950*Ronald LaPread musician: bass: group: Commodores: Still, Three Times a Lady, Nightshift, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Martin Chambers musician: drums: group: The Pretenders: Kid, Brass in Pocket, Back on the Chain Gang, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Judith Ivey, El Paso Texas, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1953*Steve Luke football: Green Bay Packers, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs NYC, actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Paul (Wesley) Householder baseball: Cincinnati Reds, SL Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, is born.Ref: 4
1959*William Kennedy Smith Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Armin Kogler Austria, skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Peter Virgile soap actor, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Terri Lynn Doss Chicago Ill, playmate (Jul, 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Debra Lewin South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Janette Littledove actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1968*John Preston Utah, actor (Greg-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ione Skye (Leitch) Hertfordshire England, actress (Say Anything), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jennifer Nakken Cedar City Utah, Miss Utah-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1971 Ione Skye is born.Ref: 10
1972*Danny Ponce Waltham Mass, actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Merald Knight Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), is born.Ref: 5
422*Pope St. Boniface I dies.Ref: 69
1553*Cornelia da Nomatalcino monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake.Ref: 5
1588*Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1618*"Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed.Ref: 5
1654 Saint Peter Claver dies.Ref: 10
1733*Royal Menagerie in the Tower of London loses its first lionness to old age.Ref: 10
1813*James Wyatt, English romantic architect, dies.Ref: 17
1907*Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer: Peer Gynt Suite; composer, dies in Bergen, Norway at age 64. (Also: Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 4
1910 Henri Rousseau dies.Ref: 10
1916*Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish mathematician, statesman, and Nobel Prize-winning dramatist (1904), dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1938*Patrick Hayes, American archbishop of New York (1919-39), dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1938*Patrick Hayes. American archbishop of New York (1919-39), dies at age 70.Ref: 5
1963*Robert Schuman, French statesman, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1965*Albert Schweitzer philosopher, musician, physician, humanitarian: winner of Nobel Peace Prize [1952]; dies.Ref: 4
1965*Marika Stiernstedt Swedish author (Ulla Bella), is born.Ref: 5
1967*6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200.Ref: 5
1971*Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain near Juneau, kills 109 (Alaska)Ref: 5
1974*Creighton Williams Abrams, commanding general in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972, dies.Ref: 15
1975*Walter Tetley voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1977*Ernst Schumacher, English economist, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1981*Verne Rowe actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1985*George O'Brien actor, dies of a stroke at 85.Ref: 5
1985*Isabel Jeans actress, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1986*Hank Greenberg, Baseball Hall of Famer, dies.Ref: 17
1989*Georges Simenon, Belgian-French novelist, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1990*Irene (Marie) Dunne actress (5 oscars): Leathernecking, Cimarron, Back Street, Magnificent Obsession, Roberta, Show Boat, Theodora Goes Wild, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, A Guy Named Joe, Anna and the King of Siam, Life with Father, I Remember Mama, My Favorite Wife, It Grows on Trees; Alternate Delegate to the United Nations; Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award [1985], dies of heart failure at 91.Ref: 4
1991*Dottie West (Dorothy Marie Marsh) Grammy Award-winning singer:died Sep 4, 1991 [of injuries suffered in Aug 30, 1991 auto crash], at age 58.Ref: 4
1991*Tom Tryon actor: Texas John Slaughter, The Cardinal, In Harm’s Way, The Longest Day; dies at age 65.Ref: 4
1991*Charlie Barnet musician: saxophone; bandleader, dies of pneumonia at age 77.Ref: 4
1992*Carl Butler country entertainer, songwriter: Don’t Let Me Cross Over, I Never Got Over You, Loving Arms, Just Thought I’d Let You Know; dies.Ref: 4
1992*Joseph Rauh civil rights activist: cofounded Americans for Democratic Action; member: executive board of NAACP; general counsel: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; dies.Ref: 4
1993*Hervé Villechaize actor: Fantasy Island, The Man with the Golden Gun, Rumpelstiltskin, Two Moon Junction; dies.Ref: 4
1995*Attorney William Kunstler died in New York at age 76.Ref: 70
1996*Babe (Ellsworth Tenney) Dahlgren, the man who replaced Lou Gehrig at first base to end the streak, dies in Arcadia, CA. In that game, he goes 2 for 4, including a HR, in a 22-2 victory over the Tigers at Briggs Stadium.Ref: 1
1997*Three explosions kill three Israelis and three other people suspected to be suicide bombers. More than 165 people wounded. Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 
2003*Today's WSJ reports that Paul Hill was executed in Florida for killing an abortion doctor and his bodyguard. Hill is the first person executed for antiabortion violence. (WSJ, p A1, 9/4/2003)Ref: 33
2003*Today's WSJ reports that former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers pleads 'Not Guilty' to 15 felony counts of violating Oklahoma securities law in Oklahoma County District Court. (WSJ, p A3, 9/4/2003)Ref: 33

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