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September 4 in History

Update: September, 04/2012 - 09:56

 

1781

Los Angeles is founded by Spanish settlers.

1917

The American expeditionary force in France suffers its first fatalities in World War I.

1939

South Africa and Canada declare war on Germany.

1951

In America's first live coast-to-coast television broadcast, US President Harry Truman addresses the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco.

1974

United States establishes diplomatic relations with East Germany, the last major western nation to do so.

1975

Representatives of Egypt and Israel sign interim peace agreement in Geneva, Switzerland.

1987

UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar says Iran has agreed to negotiate implementation of UN peace plan to end its war with Iraq.

1990

Prime ministers of South and North Korea meet for first time; US President George H W Bush asks Congress to write off Egypt's US$7 billion debt to the United States as a sign of appreciation for help in Gulf War.

1996

New Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes the hand of Palestine Liberation Organisation chief Yasser Arafat at a meeting on the Israel-Gaza border to help clear the air of animosity.

2009

A US jet drops 500-pound (225kg) bombs on two tanker trucks hijacked by the Taliban before dawn, triggering a huge explosion that Afghan officials say kills more than 70 people.

2011

Negotiations over the surrender of one of Moammar Gadhafi's remaining strongholds collapse, and Libyan rebels wait for the green light to launch their final attack on the besieged town of Bani Walid. — ap

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