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 This day in History - September 4
371 Historic Events for September 4
1948

Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne

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1948

"Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs

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1948

Marian H J Soutendijk, Dutch MP (CDA)

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1949

Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)

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1949

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

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1949

Thomas Sturges Watson, KC MO, PGA golfer (1975 Byron Nelson)

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1950

1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines

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1950

D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna

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1950

Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250

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1951

1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by Pres Truman

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1951

71st US Mens Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (64 61 61)

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1951

NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network

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1951

Pres Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

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1951

Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders)

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1951

Nicu Ceausescu, playboy

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1951

Judith Ivey, El Paso Texas, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again)

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1953

Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, NYC, actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter)

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1953

Michael Stean, chess player

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1953

Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)

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1953

WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

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1953

WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1953

Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship

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1954

1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed

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1954

Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania

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1956

Candy Loving Oswego KS, playmate (Jan, 1979)

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