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This Day In History: Sept. 4

This Day in History

1781: Los Angeles is founded by Spanish settlers.
1886: Apache leader Geronimo surrenders in his long fight against settlers in the Southwest.
1944: In World War II, British and Canadian troops liberate the Belgian cities of Brussels and Antwerp.
1951: Transcontinental television begins with Pres. Truman's address at Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco.
1957: National Guardsmen, called out by Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus, bar 9 black students from entering an all-white high school in Little Rock.
1972: Mark Spitz, swimming on the U.S. 4x100-meter medley relay team, wins his record 7th gold medal at the Munich Olympics.

Today's Birthdays

1768: François René de Chateaubriand, writer and statesman (Saint-Malo, France; died 1848)
1824: Anton Bruckner, composer (Ansfelden, Austria; died 1896)
1846: Daniel Burnham, architect/city planner (Henderson, NY; died 1912)
1896: Antonin Artaud, playwright (Marseille, France; died 1948)
1905: Mary Renault, historical novelist (London, England; died 1983)
1906: Max Delbruck, biologist, Nobel Prize winner (Berlin, Germany; died 1981)
1908: Richard Wright, novelist/short-story writer (Natchez, MS; died 1960)
1913: Tange Kenzo, architect (Osaka, Japan; died 2005)
1918: Paul Harvey, radio personality (Tulsa, OK)
1920: Craig Claiborne, cookbook author/food critic (Sunflower, MS; died 2000)
1930: Mitzi Gaynor, singer/dancer/actress (Chicago, IL)
1932: Carlos A. Romero-Barceló, resident commissioner of Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
1949: Tom Watson, golfer (Kansas City, MO)
1951: Judith Ivey, actress (El Paso, TX)
1960: Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (New York, NY)
1968: Mike Piazza, baseball player (Norristown, PA)
1970: Ione Skye, actress (Hertfordshire, England)
1978: Wes Bentley, actor (Jonesboro, AR)
1981: Beyonce Knowles, singer/actress (Houston, TX)

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