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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1715King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

200522nd MTV Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West wins

1939Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

1986Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1972Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

1763Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

198715 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

1913George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London

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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

1795James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)

1653Johann Pachelbel, Nuremberg, composer (Canon in D), (d. 1706)

1923Rocky Marciano, Brockton, Massachusetts, heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), (d. 1969)

1957Gloria Estefan, [Fajardo], Havana, singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga)

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Notable Weddings on September 1st

1730US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

2001"Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

1940Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

2001Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

1986Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

1945Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

1975Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

2002Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico

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Notable Deaths on September 1st

2013Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

1838William Clark, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 68

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