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Monday 4 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Macadamia Nut Day (United States)
  • Newspaper Carrier Day (United States)

Events

  • 2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.
  • 1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
  • 1989 – In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
  • 1957 – American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.
  • 1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
  • 1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1941 – World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1939 – World War II: A Bristol Blenheim is the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war and German ships are bombed.
  • 1923 – Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 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.
  • 1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 1886 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.
  • 1862 – American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 1774 – New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.

Births

  • 1992 – Kevin Lee, American mixed martial artist
  • 1988 – John Tyler Hammons, American politician
  • 1987 – Wesley Blake, American wrestler
  • 1986 – Xavier Woods, American wrestler
  • 1984 – Kyle Mooney, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1982 – Whitney Cummings, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
  • 1981 – Lacey Sturm, American singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Max Greenfield, American actor
  • 1980 – Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Wes Bentley, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Kia Stevens, American wrestler
  • 1975 – Mark Ronson, English DJ, producer, and songwriter, co-founded Allido Records
  • 1973 – Aaron Fultz, American baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – Lazlow Jones, American radio presenter, producer and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Ione Skye, English-American actress
  • 1968 – John DiMaggio, American voice actor
  • 1968 – Mike Piazza, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Jeff Tremaine, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Guy Boros, American golfer
  • 1963 – Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer
  • 1963 – John Vanbiesbrouck, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1960 – Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Kim Thayil, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1958 – Drew Pinsky, American radio and television host
  • 1958 – Jacqueline Hewitt, American astrophysicist and astronomer
  • 1957 – Khandi Alexander, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1956 – Blackie Lawless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955 – Brian Schweitzer, American politician, 23rd Governor of Montana
  • 1953 – Janet Biehl, American philosopher and author
  • 1952 – Stephen Easley, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Judith Ivey, American actress
  • 1950 – Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1949 – Dean Pees, American football player and coach
  • 1949 – Tom Watson, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Dave Liebman, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer
  • 1946 – Gary Duncan, American guitarist
  • 1945 – Danny Gatton, American guitarist (d. 1994)
  • 1944 – Gene Parsons, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and banjo player
  • 1942 – Jerry Jarrett, American wrestler and promoter, co-founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
  • 1942 – Merald "Bubba" Knight, American R&B/soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1942 – Raymond Floyd, American golfer
  • 1941 – Ken Harrelson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1937 – Gene Ludwig, American organist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1937 – Virgil A. Richard, American general (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Charles A. Hines, American general and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Dallas Willard, American philosopher and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1931 – Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1930 – Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1930 – William Maxson, American general (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1927 – John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Asa Earl Carter, American Ku Klux Klan leader and author (d. 1979)
  • 1920 – Craig Claiborne, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2000)
  • 1919 – Howard Morris, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)
  • 1917 – Henry Ford II, American businessman (d. 1987)
  • 1913 – Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Mickey Cohen, American mob boss (d. 1976)
  • 1913 – Stanford Moore, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Alexander Liberman, Russian-American publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1999)
  • 1912 – Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
  • 1908 – Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1908 – Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 1960)
  • 1907 – Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1906 – Max Delbrück, German-American biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1905 – Walter Zapp, Latvian-Estonian inventor, invented the Minox (d. 2003)
  • 1901 – William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Jaguar Cars (d. 1985)
  • 1848 – Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • 1848 – Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (d. 1928)
  • 1846 – Daniel Burnham, American architect, designed the World's Columbian Exposition (d. 1912)
  • 1776 – Stephen Whitney, American businessman (d. 1860)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Jean Darling, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Warren Murphy, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, television host, and author (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Casey Viator, American bodybuilder and journalist (b. 1951)
  • 2012 – Albert Marre, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – George Savitsky, American football player (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
  • 2006 – Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  • 1997 – Aldo Rossi, Italian architect, designed the Bonnefanten Museum and Teatro Carlo Felice (b. 1931)
  • 1995 – Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, composer, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 1995 – William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  • 1993 – Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (b. 1943)
  • 1991 – Charlie Barnet, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1991 – Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1932)
  • 1991 – Tom Tryon, American actor and author (b. 1926)
  • 1990 – Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (b. 1898)
  • 1990 – Lawrence A. Cremin, American historian and author (b. 1925)
  • 1986 – Hank Greenberg, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
  • 1985 – George O'Brien, American actor and singer (b. 1899)
  • 1982 – Jack Tworkov, Polish-American painter (b. 1900)
  • 1974 – Creighton Abrams, American general (b. 1914)
  • 1909 – Clyde Fitch, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1865)
  • 1864 – John Hunt Morgan, American general (b. 1825)
  • 1804 – Richard Somers, American lieutenant (b. 1778)
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