On this day: September 4

POSTED: 11:29 PM Sep 03 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 04 2015

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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King Features Syndicate

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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