On This Day September 4

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The Beatles assemble for their first formal recording session at London’s Abbey Road Studios, recording “Love Me Do” with newest band member—drummer Ringo Starr.

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The Bee Gees are chart-toppers with “You Should Be Dancing,” from the “Saturday Night Fever” movie soundtrack.

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In what becomes a landmark event in the civil rights movement, nine black students attempt to enter Little Rock Central High School, but are blocked by National Guard troops ordered in by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. The group is known as the Little Rock Nine.

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Ford introduces the Edsel, a car named after company founder Henry Ford’s only son. The vehicle is widely considered to be one of the greatest marketing failures in automotive history.

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Actress Ione Skye (“Say Anything,” “Four Rooms,” “Zodiac”)

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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles