September 4 in Pop Culture History

04September 4 in Pop Culture History

1682 – English astronomer Edmund Halley discovered the comet now named after him.

1781 – The city of Los Angeles was founded.

1833 – Barney Flaherty (age 10) was hired by the new York Sun as America’s first newsboy.

1888 – George Eastman patented his 1st roll-film camera and registered the “Kodak” name.

1893 – Beatrix Potter created Peter Rabbit when writing a letter to a friend dated today.

1900 – “Typhoid Mary” Mallon was a cook who was ‘patient zero’ for a series of Typhiod Fever outbreakes in the early 1900s. She claimed to have never been sick herself.

1951 – President Truman’s address at the signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty (WW II) was broadcast.

1957 – Nine black students attempted to enter Little Rock Central High School but were blocked by the Arkansas National Guard. The next day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 1,200-man 101st Airborne Battle Group of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to escort the nine students into the school.

1957 – Ford introduced “The Edsel” automobile – one of the biggest business flops in history.

1961 – #1 Hit September 4, 1961 – September 17, 1961: The HighwaymenMichael

1964 – NASA launched its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1). It is still in orbit.

1965 – #1 Hit September 4, 1965 – September 24, 1965: The BeatlesHelp!

1971 – #1 Hit September 4, 1971 – September 10, 1971: Paul McCartney and Linda McCartneyUncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

1972 – Mark Spitz won his seventh gold medal in the 1972 Munich Olympics.

1976 – #1 Hit September 4, 1976 – September 10, 1976: Bee GeesYou Should Be Dancing
1982 – #1 Hit September 4, 1982 – September 10, 1982: Steve Miller BandAbracadabra

1995- The series Xena: Warrior Princess which starred Lucy Lawless made its debut.

1999 – #1 Hit September 4, 1999 – September 17, 1999: Enrique IglesiasBailamos

2000 – Caillou & Clifford the Big Red Dog debuted on PBS

2002 – Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol on FOX.

2012 – Live! with Kelly became Live! with Kelly and Michael, when Michael Strahan became the permanant co-host

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