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1862General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops

195171st US Men's Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1)

1940Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands

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

1934Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

1993Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1951US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

1933Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

1886Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

1970George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

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

1991Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

1978Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405

1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

1978Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1995Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000

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

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

1927Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

1967Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

September 4th Historical Events
Date Event
422
St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
476
Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire 
1024
Conrad II (the Elder) chosen as King of Germany 
1260
Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines 
1282
King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily 
1414
Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless & Armagnacs 
1479
King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile 
1571
Catholic rebellion in Scotland 
1609
Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11] 
1618
"Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed 
1682
English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him 
1778
City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels 
1781
Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes) 
1786
-5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg 
1805
1st edition of Batavian State Courrier published 
1807
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat 
1813
First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer)) 
1833
1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun) 
1842
Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus 
1854
English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka 
1862
General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops 
1862
North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco 
1862
Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign) 
1864
Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama 
1866
1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published 
1870
The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan 
1882
1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station 
1884
Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia. 
1885
1st cafeteria opens (NYC) 
1886
Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war 
1888
George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak" 
1893
English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy 
1894
In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops 
1894
Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms 
1899
8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska 
1904
Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet 
1906
NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader 
1908
Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship 
1911
Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft) 
1912
First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured 
1914
General von Moltke ceases German advance in France 
1914
France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace 
1916
Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game 
1918
Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier 
1918
US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months 
1919
39th US Men's Tennis: William M Johnston beats Wm T Tilden (6-4 6-4 6-3) 
1919
British intervene in Petrograd 
1919
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace. 
1920
Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria) 
1922
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3) 
1923
A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London 
1923
NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0 
1923
Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah. 
1927
Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour 
1930
Cambridge Theatre opens in London 
1932
15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn 
1933
1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il 
1933
Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista 
1934
Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes 
1936
Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain 
1936
Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier 
1937
Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4) 
1938
Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8) 
1939
Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War 
1939
German troops move into Danzig 
1939
Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality 
1939
Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated 
1939
RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen 
1940
CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB 
1940
Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile 
1940
Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands 
1941
NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season) 
1941
US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652 
1941
Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant 
1942
Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany 
1943
British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy 
1944
2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt 
1944
64th US Men's Tennis: Frank Parker beats Wm F Talbert (6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3) 
1944
British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp 
1944
Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany 
1944
US 1st Army frees Namen 
1945
Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded 
1945
US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan 
1948
"Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs 
1948
Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne 
1949
Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook) 
1950
First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines 
1950
D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna 
1950
Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250 
1950
Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race. 
1951
1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman 
1951
71st US Men's Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1) 
1951
NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network 
1951
US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference 
1953
WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins 
1953
WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship 
1954
Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania 
1956
The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage. 
1957
Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel 
1957
Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school 
1960
-12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US 
1961
Carol Burnette-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio 
1961
US authorizes Agency for International Development 
1962
Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI 
1962
French president De Gaulle visits German FR 
1963
Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board. 
1964
Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile 
1964
Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe) 
1964
NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1) 
1965
Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks 
1965
KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1965
Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen 
1966
Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7 
1966
Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6) 
1967
6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200 
1967
Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1967
Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5 
1968
Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra 
1970
-5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record) 
1970
George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single 
1970
Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum 
1970
Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile 
1970
An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast 
1971
Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska) 
1972
US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals 
1972
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1972
Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America. 
1973
William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA 
1974
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
1975
The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed. 
1976
Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus 
1977
"Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances 
1977
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic 
1978
Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405 
1978
NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season) 
1978
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1979
India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429 
1979
Iran army conquerors Baneh 
1980
Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden) 
1981
Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7 
1981
Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC 
1981
Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3) 
1981
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1982
Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die 
1982
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1983
"Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 perfs 
1983
83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel 
1983
Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship 
1983
Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph) 
1984
Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years 
1985
Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12 
1985
NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games 
1986
189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
1986
Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos 
1988
Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY 
1988
Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game 
1989
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1989
Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219 
1991
"Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC 
1991
Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes 
1991
Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings 
1992
"Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah 
1993
Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium 
1993
Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM 
1994
Bulgarian government of Berov falls 
1994
Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion 
1994
Kansai International airport officially opens 
1995
Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000 
1995
Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic 
1995
The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance. 
1996
13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins wins 
1997
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM 
1997
14th MTV Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck wins 
1998
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University 
2010
Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages. 
2012
42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco 
2012
25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan 
2012
Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec 
2012
Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed 
2014
Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan 
2014
Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark 
2016
Mother Teresa to be made saint at Vatican ceremony 
2016
Afghanistan bus inferno kills dozens 
2016
Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests 
2016
Thousands Crowd Vatican for Chance to See Mother Teresa Made a Saint 
2016
China wary as Hong Kong election exposes underlying strains 
2016
Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali 
2016
US election: Donald Trump woos black vote at Detroit church 
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