The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT

Sept. 4, 1957

Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine Black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock.

ON THIS DATE

1893

English author Beatrix Potter first told the story of Peter Rabbit in the form of a “picture letter” to Noel Moore, the son of Potter’s former governess.

1969

The Food and Drug Administra­tion issued a report calling birth control pills “safe,” despite a slight risk of fatal blood-clotting disorders linked to the pills.

1998

Internet services company Google filed for incorporat­ion in California.

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