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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 - Peter Rabbit
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1893: English author Beatrix Potter first tells the story of "Peter Rabbit" in a letter to the eldest son of her former governess Annie Carter Moore.

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