History Blog

September 4

Happy Birthday RIP Henry Ford II(1917–1987) Richard “Dick” York(1928–1992) ; “Mitzi Gaynor”(Francesca von Gerber)–92 Damon Wayans–63 Wesley Bentley–45 Max Greenfield–44 Beyoncé Knowles–42 ; 1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers ; 1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age