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  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1838

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass arrived New York City "Freedom"

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1838

    From there, because the rail line was not yet completed, he went by steamboat along the Delaware River further northeast to the "Quaker City" of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an anti-slavery stronghold. He continued to the safe house of noted abolitionist David Ruggles in New York City. His entire journey to freedom took less than 24 hours. Frederick Douglass later wrote of his arrival in New York City: I have often been asked, how I felt when first I found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity. There is scarcely anything in my experience about which I could not give a more satisfactory answer. A new world had opened upon me. If life is more than breath, and the 'quick round of blood,' I lived more in one day than in a year of my slave life. It was a time of joyous excitement which words can but tamely describe. In a letter written to a friend soon after reaching New York, I said: 'I felt as one might feel upon escape from a den of hungry lions.' Anguish and grief, like darkness and rain, may be depicted; but gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil.




  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 4, 1998

    Google LLC

    The Company Was Incorporated

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 4, 1998

    The company was incorporated on September 4, 1998. It was based in the garage of a friend (Susan Wojcicki) in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee.




  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2007

    Bank of America

    Bank of America won approval from the Federal Reserve to acquire LaSalle Bank Corporation from ABN AMRO

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2007

    On September 14, 2007, Bank of America won approval from the Federal Reserve to acquire LaSalle Bank Corporation from ABN AMRO for $21 billion. With this purchase, Bank of America possessed $1.7 trillion in assets. A Dutch court blocked the sale until it was later approved in July. The acquisition was completed on October 1, 2007.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2012

    Microsoft

    Windows Server 2012

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2012

    On September 4, 2012, Microsoft released Windows Server 2012.




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