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This Day in History – September 4, 2011




1781 Los Angeles founded in Bahia de las Fumas by 44 settlers, (Valley of Smokes) 1833 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty-NY Sun) 1864 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama 1882 1st district lit by electricty (NY’s Pearl Street Station) 1884 The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia. 1885 1st cafeteria opens (NYC) 1886 Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona. 1888 George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film. 1923 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah. 1933 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il 1939 The Polish ghetto of Mir is exterminated 1950 1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines 1950 D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna 1950 First appearance of the “Beetle Bailey” comic strip. 1950 Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race. 1951 The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. 1953 Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championships 1954 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed 1954 Peter B Cortese of the 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 to use magnetic disk storage. 1957 The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel. 1961 US authorizes Agency for International Development 1966 Houston Oilers hold Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7 1985 The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon. 1988 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game 1998 Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.]]]]> ]]>

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