Today in History – September 4

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Today in History – September 4

On September 4, 1781, the eleven men, eleven women, and twenty-two children recruited by Alta California Governor Felipe de Neve founded El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of the Angels).  Continue reading.

Architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham was born in Henderson, New York, on September 4, 1846.  Continue reading.

On the afternoon of Sunday, September 4, 1949, violence broke out after renowned but controversial African American baritone Paul Robeson sang at a concert near Peekskill, New York, to a mixed-race audience of more than 20,000 people.  Continue reading.

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