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Notable Historical Events for September 4th

1888George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

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

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

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

1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

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

1967Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1978Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1933Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 4th

1934Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 4th

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

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

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