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1661 – Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV arrested; he died in 1680, never having seen freedom again.
1889 – German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere
1944 – “Mad Tuesday” 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators flee to Germany
1953 – 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
1967 – -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico and Texas
1972 – Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
1975 – First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento
1986 – Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
1987 – John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open
2000 – The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.

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Historical Events for 4th September 2016

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626 – Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, when his father abdicates in his favour
1479 – King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
1888 – George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera and registers “Kodak”
1942 – Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1957 – Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
1965 – KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
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
1977 – Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
1988 – Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game
1991 – Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record and determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

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Historical Events for 3rd September 2016

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1812 – World’s first cannery ( Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy
1903 – Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America’s Cup
1928 – Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th and final career hit
1938 – 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
1957 – Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
1971 – Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
1971 – John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
1992 – Jerry Lewis’ 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
1994 – Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
2011 – 13th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m

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