On this day: September 4

Published On: Sep 04 2012 01:29:11 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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1981: Singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles is born in Houston, Texas. She first found fame as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child before breaking out with her solo debut, 2003's "Dangerously in Love," which won five Grammys and featured the No. 1 hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy." Her other No. 1 hits include "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," and she's also appeared in the movies "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "The Pink Panther," "Dreamgirls," "Cadillac Records" and "Obsessed."


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