LEAD STORY Sam Houston elected as president of Texas , 1836
AMERICAN REVOLUTION First session of Continental Congress convenes, 1774
AUTOMOTIVE The New York Times gives “On the Road” a rave review, 1957
CIVIL WAR U.S. foreign minister threatens the British over ships, 1863
COLD WAR Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago appears in the United States, 1958
DISASTER Londoners desperately attempt to halt fire, 1666
GENERAL INTEREST First Continental Congress convenes,1774
Crazy Horse killed, 1877
HOLLYWOOD Katie Couric makes network anchor debut,2005
LITERARY On the Road is published,1957
OLD WEST Outlaw Jesse James is born in Missouri, 1847
PRESIDENTIAL Gerald Ford survives first assassination attempt, 1975
SPORTS Massacre begins at Munich Olympics, 1972
VIETNAM WAR Calley charged for My Lai massacre, 1969
WORLD WAR I Joffre gives order to attack at the Marne , 1914
WORLD WAR II U.S. forces seize more of New Guinea, 1943
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Police took joy ride, suspect claims NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A fraud suspect in New York City claims police took his Mercedes-Benz convertible on a joyride and damaged it while he was in jail.
Couple travel by horse to Packers opener TOMAH, Wis., Sept. 4 (UPI) — Two Green Bay Packers fans are making a weeklong trip by horse-drawn buggy to Lambeau Field for their team’s season opener.
Obama sand sculpture survives rain CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) — A sand sculpture of President Barack Obama in North Carolina survived heavy rains during the weekend, the organization that commissioned it said.
Minn. dolphins headed to new zoo homes ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 (UPI) — The Minnesota Zoo’s last two dolphins will be moved to different cities soon as the zoo shuts down its dolphin exhibit after 34 years, zoo officials say.
Old Navy pulls erroneous NFL shirts HOUSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Old Navy said Houston stores will no longer be selling Houston Texans T-shirts erroneously claiming the team to be the “1961 AFC Champions.”
Thief causes 15-hour Internet outage CLEVELAND, Sept. 4 (UPI) — An Ohio Internet provider said a 15-hour outage was caused by a “very dumb criminal” who stole a length of wire from a utility pole.
Nathaniel Koba caught naked on news cameras BENTON, Ark., Sept. 4 (UPI) — An Arkansas man arrested on indecent exposure charges was caught on camera by a news crew doing a story about a fallen tree.
Train passenger sues for ‘moral suffering’ KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A Russian court awarded $230 in compensation to a man who complained of “moral suffering” from having to listen to fellow train passengers use profanity.
‘Tooth Fairy’ leaves $3 per tooth in 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4 (UPI) — California-based financial company Visa said its survey indicates the “Tooth Fairy” left an average $3-per-tooth for U.S. children this year.
Lake for sale in Denmark COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Officials in the Danish capital said they are seeking to sell a local lake, but the buyers will not be able to build on the property.
Couple barred from painting house gray TRELLEBORG, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A Swedish couple said they were prevented from painting their house because the shade of gray they picked did not match neighboring homes.
Woman gives birth on Spanish bus SITGES, Spain, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Police in Spain said they helped a Nigerian woman give birth to a baby after she went into labor on a bus.
1,255 redheads gather in Netherlands BREDA, Netherlands, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A total of 1,255 people in a Dutch city set a world record for the largest gathering of natural redheads, Guinness World Records said.