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Today in History
Today in History: Friday, September  04, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
 
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On this date in:
1781Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.
1888George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film camera and registered his trademark: Kodak.
1917The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War I.
1951In the first live coast-to-coast TV broadcast, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco.
1957Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel line.
1972Swimmer Mark Spitz became the first person to win seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games when the United States won the 400-meter relay in Munich.
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2002Singer Kelly Clarkson was voted the first "American Idol" on the Fox TV series.
2006"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingray's barb pierced his chest.
2007Toy maker Mattel Inc. recalled 800,000 lead-tainted, Chinese-made toys worldwide, a third major recall in just over a month.
2008Sen. John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in St. Paul, Minn.
2008Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a sex scandal, forcing the Democrat out of office.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Singer Beyonce Knowles turns 34 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Mitzi GaynorActress84
Merald "Bubba" KnightR&B singer (Gladys Knight & The Pips)73
Tom WatsonGolfer66
Judith IveyActress64
Khandi AlexanderActress ("CSI: Miami")58
Damon WayansActor, comedian ("My Wife and Kids")55
Mike PiazzaBaseball player47
Ione SkyeActress45
Whitney CummingsComedian, actress33
Neyla PekarekFolk rock musician (The Lumineers)29
Actor Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") turns 37 years old today.
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