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SEPTEMBER 4

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1609 English Explorer, Henry Hudson, Passes the Island of Manhattan and Enters the River That Will Bear His Name Henry Hudson New York City Naval History Library of Congress
1794 The Phoenix, the First Ship Built in Alaska, Sails from Resurrection Bay Alaska Naval History Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1833 New York Sun Is First Published as a Penny Newspaper New York City Journalism Historic Firsts New York University
1882 Thomas Edison's Company Begins the First Electrical Service for New York City Businesses in Lower Manhattan New York City Electricity Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1908 In Fort Myer, Orville Wright Makes the First Airplane Flight in the State of Virginia For Myer, Virginia Orville Wright Aviation History Historic Firsts Virginia Historical Society
1923 America's First Dirigible, "Shenandoah", Makes Its First Test Flight at Lakehurst, New Jersey Lakehurst, New Jersey Aviation Historic Firsts U.S. Navy
1951 President Truman's Speech from San Francisco Is the First Live Coast-to-Coast Television Broadcast San Francisco President Harry Truman Television Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities History Channel Technology & Society
1962 The Beatles Start Their First Recording Session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London London, England The Beatles Popular Musicians Historic Firsts Historic UK
1985 The First Photographs Are Released of the Wreck of the Titanic The Titanic Photography Historic Firsts BBC
2002 Singer Kelly Clarkson Is Voted the First ''American Idol'' on the Fox TV Series American Idol Popular Musicians Historic Firsts Kelly Clarkson New York Times

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