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On This Day — September 4

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September 4th is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

On this day in history:

1870 – Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.

1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.

1957 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Comedian Damon Wayans turns 57

The Hunger Games Actor Wes Bentley turns 39

Singer Beyonce turns 36

Comedian Whitney Cummings turn 35

British Singer-Songwriter James Bay turns 27

Happy Birthday to all September 3rd babies!

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