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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

1972Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

200522nd MTV Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West wins

1939Gen George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff

198715 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

1980Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

1948Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1969Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1905Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

1923Rocky Marciano, Brockton, Massachusetts, heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), (d. 1969)

1795James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)

1653Johann Pachelbel, Nuremberg, composer (Canon in D), (d. 1706)

1957Gloria Estefan, [Fajardo], Havana, singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga)

September 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 1st

1730US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

2001"Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

2001Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

1945Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

1843Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

2002Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico

1986Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

1940Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

September 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 1st

2013Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

1838William Clark, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 68

September 1st Deaths
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