On this day: September 4

Published On: Sep 04 2012 12:29:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2016 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 - Mark Spitz
11 / 34
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

1972: Swimmer Mark Spitz captures his seventh Olympic gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.

Upload Photos / Videos