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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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Historical Events for 2nd September 2016

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1666 – Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
1743 – Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1940 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated
1946 – Nehru forms government in India
1954 – Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20
1958 – Hendrik Verwoerd appointed PM of South Africa
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1985 – Jerry Lewis’ 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
1987 – Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
1996 – Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

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