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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1763Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

1939Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

1958Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

1973George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1997Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

2006Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

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

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

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)

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

September 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 1st

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

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

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

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

1975Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

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

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

1715Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

September 1st Deaths
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