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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

2006Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1969Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

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

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

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

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

1918Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on September 1st

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

1940Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

1975Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

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

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

1986Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

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

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

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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

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