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Notable Historical Events for September 4th

1940Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands

1978Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405

1934Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

195171st US Men's Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1)

1991Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

1893English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

1951US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

1993Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM

1967Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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Notable Birthdays on September 4th

1918Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story)

1934Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate

1901William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985)

1949Tom Watson, KC Mo, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83)

1909Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)

1962Shinya Yamanaka, Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine)

1981Beyoncé Knowles, Houston Texas, singer (Destiny's Child)

1942raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner)

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Notable Weddings on September 4th

1930Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom

1989Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

1834Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson

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Notable Deaths on September 4th

1986Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies aged 75

2006Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)

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