On this day: September 4

Published On: Sep 04 2012 12:29:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Los Angeles is founded, Arkansas' governor calls out the National Guard to prevent the integration of a Little Rock school, swimmer Mark Spitz sets a new Olympic gold medal mark, and Google is founded, all on this day.

OTD September 4 - Herve Villechaize
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1993: French actor Hervé Villechaize, best known for playing Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the television series "Fantasy Island" (pictured, with Ricardo Montalban), dies at age 50 in North Hollywood, Calif., from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He also played evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun" and was an acclaimed painter.

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