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On This Day — September 4th

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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.

Events

929 – At the Battle of Lenzen, the Saxon army killed or captured all of the Slavs defending the fortified stronghold of Lenzen.

1812 – War of 1812: A coalition of Native American tribes began the Siege of Fort Harrison in Terre Haute, Indiana, by setting the fort on fire.

1843 – Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies and Pedro II of Brazil held an extravagant wedding at a cathedral in Rio de Janeiro.

1912 – The Albanian revolt of 1912 came to an end when the Ottoman government agreed to meet most of the rebels’ demands.

1998 – Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in Menlo Park, California, to promote the web search engine that they developed as Stanford University students.

Celebrity Birthdays

Damon Wayans turns 58

Mark Ronson turns 43

Beyonce turns 37

Whitney Cummings turns 36

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