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Notable Historical Events for September 4th

1886Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

1933Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

1862General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)

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

18821st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

1970George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

1995Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000

1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

1989Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219

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Notable Birthdays on September 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1934Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate

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Notable Weddings on September 4th

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

1998"Sex and The City" actress Kim Cattrall (42) weds audio designer Mark Levinson

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

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

September 4th Weddings
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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)

September 4th Deaths
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