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Notable Historical Events for September 4th

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)

1933Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

1893English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

18821st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

1888George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

1970George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1989Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219

1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

1978Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

September 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 4th

1918Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story)

1901William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985)

1909Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)

1942raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner)

1962Shinya Yamanaka, Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine)

1981Beyoncé Knowles, Houston Texas, singer (Destiny's Child)

1949Tom Watson, KC Mo, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83)

1934Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate

September 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 4th

1834Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson

1998"Sex and The City" actress Kim Cattrall (42) weds audio designer Mark Levinson

1996Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom

1930Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 4th

2006Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)

1986Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies aged 75

September 4th Deaths
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