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September 4th In Pop Culture History

1682 - English astronomer Edmund Halley discovered the comet now named after him.

1781 - The city of Los Angeles was founded.

1833 - Barney Flaherty (age 10) was hired by the new York Sun as America's first newsboy.

1888 - George Eastman patented his 1st roll-film camera and registered the "Kodak" name.

1893 - Beatrix Potter created Peter Rabbit when writing a letter to a friend dated today.

1900 - "Typhoid Mary" Mallon was a cook who was 'patient zero' for a series of Typhiod Fever outbreakes in the early 1900s. She claimed to have never been sick herself.

1951 - President Truman's address at the signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty (WW II) was broadcast.

1957 - Nine black students attempted to enter Little Rock Central High School but were blocked by the Arkansas National Guard. The next day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 1,200-man 101st Airborne Battle Group of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to escort the nine students into the school.

1957 - Ford introduced "The Edsel" automobile - one of the biggest business flops in history.

1961 - #1 Hit September 4, 1961 - September 17, 1961: The Highwaymen - Michael

1964 - NASA launched its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1). It is still in orbit.

1965 - #1 Hit September 4, 1965 - September 24, 1965: The Beatles - Help!

1971 - #1 Hit September 4, 1971 - September 10, 1971: Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

1972 - Mark Spitz won his seventh gold medal in the 1972 Munich Olympics.

1976 - #1 Hit September 4, 1976 - September 10, 1976: Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

1982 - #1 Hit September 4, 1982 - September 10, 1982: Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra

1995- The series Xena: Warrior Princess which starred Lucy Lawless made its debut.

1999 - #1 Hit September 4, 1999 - September 17, 1999: Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos

2000 - Caillou & Clifford the Big Red Dog debuted on PBS

2002 - Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol on FOX.

2012 - Live! with Kelly became Live! with Kelly and Michael, when Michael Strahan became the permanant co-host

September 4th Celebrity Birthdays

Heard In The Men's Room...

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (1981)
Dick York (1928)
Mitzi Gaynor (1931)
Matt Nix (1971)
Mike Piazza (1968)
Reggie Nalder (1907)
Dr. Drew Pinsky (1958)
Carmit Bachar (1974)
Damon Wayons (1960)
"Don't buy that gum, it tastes like rubber!"

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