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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1986Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

1715King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1535French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)

1969Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1918Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

1958Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

1939Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 1st

1986Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

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

1975Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

1940Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

September 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 1st

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

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

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