On Sept 4, 1893, Beatrix Potter first told the story of Peter Rabbit in the form of a “picture letter” to Noel Moore.
In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine Black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock.
In 1972, U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics in the 400-meter medley relay.
In 1998, Google filed for incorporation in California.
In 2006, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingray’s barb pierced his chest.
In 2014, comedian Joan Rivers died at a New York hospital at age 81.
In 2018, Amazon became the second publicly-traded company to reach $1 trillion in market value, following closely behind Apple.