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Notable Historical Events for September 1st

1969Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

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

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

1986Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

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

1939Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

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

1975Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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Notable Birthdays on September 1st

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

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

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

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

September 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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