Things to Remember On Sept 4

HISTORICAL EVENTS

1479 – King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile

1571 – Catholic rebellion in Scotland

1618 – “Rodi” avalanche destroys plurs, Switzerland, 1500 killed

1778 – city of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels

1781 – Los Angels is founded by 44 Spanish speaking Mestiozos in the Bahia de las Fumas

1805 – 1st Edition of Batavian state courier published

1862 – North beach & mission Railway company organised in Francisco

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

1914 – France, Russia, and Britain agree in a pact of London that none will make a separate peace

1922  – William Walmsley and William Lyons officially found the Swallow sidecar company (later Jaguar cars) in Blackpool, England

1939 – Netherland & Belgium declare neutrality

1998 – Google is formally incorporated by Larry page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

2016 – Mother Teresa canonized by pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

2018 – Amazon becomes America’s second trillion dollar company

SCIENCE

1807 – Robert Fulton begins operating his Steamboat

1882 – In its 1st large – scale test, Thomas Edison’s light bulb is used to light NY’s pearl Street Station

1888 – George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers “Kodak”

1923- Maiden flight of the first U>S airship, the USS Shenandoah

1933 – 1st airplane to exceed 300mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview,II

1951- 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US president Harry Truman

SPORTS

1906- New York Highlanders beat Boston pilgrims, 7-0 and 1-0 for their MLB record 5th straight doubleheader sweep

1911 – Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250m (13,944ft)

1919 – US national championship Men’s Tennis, Forest hills NY : bill Johnson wins his second US title; beats Tilden 6-4, 6-4,  6-3

1937 – 15 year old cyclist Doris Kopsky becomes 1st Amateur Bicycle League of America woman’s national champion in 4:22:4 in Buffalo, NY

1945 – American chess grandmaster Reuben fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid (10 seconds per move) games blindfolded in New York city

1992  – In his record 115th and final US open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3,, 6-2,6-0 in a 2nd round night match

2006 – Tiger Wood’s matches the lowest final round of his career (8- under63) in the Deutsche Bank C’ship at Norton, MA to win for the 5th straight time and 7th time this PGA tour season.
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