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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1918Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

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

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

1997Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

1986Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

1980Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

1986Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

1535French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)

1973George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

September 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

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

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

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

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

September 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 1st

1940Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

1843Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

1975Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

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

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

1986Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

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

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

September 1st Weddings
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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

September 1st Deaths
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