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SEPTEMBER 3

Marybeth Galvin was born.

 1783 – The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War between the United States and Great Britain.

1974 – Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball.

 

SEPTEMBER 4

1781 – The city of Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.

1972 – U. S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a record seventh gold medal at the Munich Summer Olympics.

 

SEPTEMBER 5

Don Riepe was born.

 1698 – Russia’s Peter the Great levied a tax on bearded men.

1836 – The Republic of Texas made military hero Sam Houston its first president.

 

SEPTEMBER 6

Sally Imperato was born.

 1995 – Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig’s iron man record by playing in his 2,131st straight game.

1997 – More than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana’s funeral on TV.

 

September 7

Brett Ferrentino was born

Brigid Bergin was born.

Josephine Plant was born

 1822 – Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut on cable TV

 

SEPTEMBER 8

Billy Gardner was born.

Matthew Long was born.

Christian Le Gars was born.

 

1900 – A hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 people.

1974 – President Gerald Ford gave former President Nixon a full pardon for all federal crimes he may have committed while he was in office.

 

SEPTEMBER 9

Mark Boyle was born.

Amanda Havens was born.

Joanne O’Shaughnessy was born.

 

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.

1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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