What Happened on September 4

Historical Events

  • 1781 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1862 General Lee begins the Maryland Campaign invading the North with 50,000 Confederate troops (US Civil war)
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Sep 4 in Film & TV

Sep 4 in Music

  • 1965 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

Sep 4 in Sport

  • 1972 US 4 x 100m medley relay team of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz & Jerry Heidenreich sets world record 3:48.16 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Games

Did You Know?

George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera and registers the brand name "Kodak"

On September 4, 1888

Would You Believe?

Carpet that can help prevent falls among the elderly by warning them of unusual footsteps is developed

On September 4, 2012

Famous Weddings

  • 1834 American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson (22), in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1988 Actor Kevin Bacon marries actress Kyra Sedgwick

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