On this day: September 4

Published On: Sep 04 2012 12:29:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2014 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 - Beetle Bailey
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1950: Mort Walker's comic strip "Beetle Bailey" debuts. During the strip's first year, Beetle Bailey quit college and enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 13, 1951, where he has remained ever since.

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