What happened today in history?
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September 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2002Singer Kelly Clarkson is voted the first American Idol on the hit FOX-TV show.
1995The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing, China, with nearly 5,000 delegates from around the world in attendance.
1972swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person in Olympics history to win seven gold medals, winning the 400-meter relay at Munich, Germany.
1971An Alaska Airlines jetliner crashes near Juneau, AK, killing 111 people.
1971ABC-TV pulls the plug on The Lawrence Welk Show after 13 seasons.
1965Albert Schweitzer, doctor and missionary, dies.
1964The classic comedy show, Gilligan's Island, debuts on CBS-TV.
1953Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel.

Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 The first live, coast-to-coast telecast via cable is made, as US president Harry Truman
 gives a speech from San Francisco, California.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)


1950Johnny Mantz wins the inaugural Southern 500 NASCAR auto race, held at Darlington, South Carolina.
1948Queen Wilhelmina of the Holland abdicates the throne, citing health reasons.
1888George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a US patent for his camera that uses roll film.
1885The first buffet restaurant in the US opens in New York City.
1781  The city of Los Angeles, California, is founded.

Born today:

1960  Kim Thayil - rock guitarist (Soundgarden)

1960  Damon Wayans - actor, comedian

1953  Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs - actor

1951  Martin Chambers - drummer (The Pretenders)

1951  Judith Ivey - actress

1950  Doyle Alexander - baseball pitcher

1950  Ronald LaPread - bassist (The Commodores)

1949  Tom Watson - golf champion

1946  Gary Duncan - rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

1946  Greg Elmore - rock drummer (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

1944  The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Sony)  

Gene Parsons - drummer (The Byrds)
(photo credit: Sony)

1944  Jennifer Salt - actress

1942  Raymond Floyd - golf champion

1942  Merald "Bubba" Knight - singer (Gladys Knight and the Pips)

1941  Ken Harrelson - baseball player, sportscaster

1939  Leonard Frey - actor

1937  Dawn Fraser - Olympic swimmer (Australia)

1931  Mitzi Gaynor - singer, actress

1928  Dick York - actor

1919  Howard Morris - comedian, actor

1918  Paul Harvey - radio commentator

1917  Henry Ford II - Ford Motor Co. CEO

1803  Sarah Childress Polk - wife of 11th US president James K. Polk)



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