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On This Day: September 04th

This is 247th day of the year and 118 days remain in the year.

in history
1781
The city of Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.
1888
George Eastman patented his roll-film camera and registered the Kodak trademark.
1951
President Harry S. Truman inaugurated transcontinental television service in the U.S. when AT&T carried his address to the opening session of the Japanese Peace Convention in San Francisco.
1957
Nine black students attempted to enter Little Rock's Central High School but were blocked by the National Guard. Arkansas governor Orval Faubus had summoned the federal troops.
1972
U. S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a record seventh gold medal at the Munich Summer Olympics.
September 04 BirthdaysRichard Wright1908–60, American author.
Francois Rene Chateaubriandwriter
Beyonce Knowlessinger, dancer, actor
Mitzi Gaynoractress, dancer
Ray Floydgolfer
Donald McKayshipbuilder
Tom Watsongolfer
Anton Brucknercomposer
Mary Renaultnovelist



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