Today is Sunday, September 4, the 247th day of 2022. There are 118 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in the story:
On September 4, 2016, elevating the “saint of the gutters” to one of the highest honors of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa, praising her radical devotion to the socially excluded and her courage to shame to world leaders for the “crimes of poverty”. which they themselves have created.”
To this date :
In 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under Governor Felipe de Neve.
In 1862, during the Civil War, Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee began to invade Maryland.
In 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll film camera and trademarked it: “Kodak”.
In 1944, during World War II, British troops liberated Antwerp, Belgium.
In 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to stop nine black students from entering the all-white Central High School in Little Rock.
In 1969, the Food and Drug Administration released a report calling birth control pills “safe,” despite a slight risk of life-threatening blood clotting disorders from the pills.
In 1972, American swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics in the 400 meter medley relay.
In 1974, the United States established diplomatic relations with East Germany.
In 1999, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a landmark land-for-security agreement at a ceremony in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
In 2005, six days after Hurricane Katrina left a devastated New Orleans in chaos, police stormed the Danziger Bridge, killing and shooting two unarmed people and injuring four others. (Five New Orleans police officers were convicted of civil rights violations in connection with the shooting, but a federal judge overturned those convictions in September 2013 and ordered a new trial, finding the case was tainted with ‘”grotesque misconduct by the prosecutor.” The five officers pleaded guilty in April 2016 under a plea agreement.)
In 2006, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingray barb pierced his chest.
In 2018, Amazon became the second publicly traded company to reach $1 trillion in market value, closely following Apple.
Ten years ago: Democrats opened their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, ridiculing Republican Mitt Romney as a millionaire candidate who “just doesn’t get it”; First lady Michelle Obama has lovingly praised her husband as a devoted husband and caring father at home and “a man we can trust” to revive the nation’s weak economy as president.
Five years ago: Texas emergency management officials said at least 60 deaths were attributed to Hurricane Harvey. (The death toll from the storm would reach 68 in Texas; damage in the state was estimated at $125 billion.) Colombia’s government and the country’s last major rebel group signed a ceasefire ahead of the visit. of Pope Francis. JD Martinez hit four home runs for the Arizona Diamondbacks, tying the major league record; he was the 18th player in major league history to accomplish the feat. (The Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 for their 11th straight win.)
A year ago: A utility official warned that fully restoring power to some of Louisiana’s hardest-hit areas, battered by Hurricane Ida, could take until the end of the month. Taliban special forces in camouflage gear fired their weapons in the air, putting a brutal and chilling end to the latest protest march in the capital by Afghan women demanding equal rights for the new rulers. Willard Scott, the longtime weatherman on NBC’s “Today” show known for his self-deprecating humor and upbeat personality, has died at 87.
Today’s birthdays: Actor Mitzi Gaynor turns 91. Soul singer Sonny Charles is 82 years old. Actor Kenneth Kimmins is 81 years old. Singer Merald “Bubba” Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 80 years old. TV: “The Incredible Dr. Pol”) turns 80. World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd turns 80. Actress Jennifer Salt is 78 years old. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 73. R&B musician Ronald LaPread is 72 years old. 71. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 71 years old. Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is 69 years old. Actor Khandi Alexander is 65 years old. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans Sr. is 62 years old. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 62 years old. Actor Richard Speight Jr. 53. Actor Noah Taylor is 53 years old. Actor Ione (eye-OH’-nee) Skye is 52 years old. Actor-singer James Monroe Iglehart is 48 years old. Pop-rock singer-DJ-musician-producer Mark Ronson is 47 years old. R&B singer Richard Wingo (Jagged Edge) is 47. Rock musician Ian Grushka (New Found Glory) is 45. Actor Wes Bentley is 44 years old. Actor Max Greenfield is 43 years old. Country singer Granger Smith is 43. Singer Dan Miller (O Town) is 42. Singer Beyonce (bee-AHN’-say) Knowles is 41. Actor-comedian Whitney Cummings is 40 years old. Actor-comedian Kyle Mooney (TV: “Saturday Night Live”) is 38 years old. Folk-rock musician Neyla Pekarek (NEE’-lah peh-KAYR’-ehk) (formerly with The Lumineers) is 36. Pop-rock singer-songwriter James Bay is 32 years old. Actor Carter Jenkins is 31 years old. .