Today is Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. There are 111 days until Christmas.

In 1882, Thomas Edison displayed the first practical electrical lighting system with a demonstration on one square mile of New York City. In 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called the National Guard to Little Rock to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School. In 1962, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison began recording together as The Beatles for the first time. In 2008 The Jacksons received the BMI Icon Award at the performing rights organization's annual Urban Awards dinner in Beverly Hills.  Only brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie, and Randy Jackson attended the ceremony. In 2016, Mother Teresa - known for her dedication to helping the poor - was officially declared a saint by Pope Francis.

Today is Macadamia Nut Day, Newspaper Carrier Day, and Wildlife Day. Happy Birthday to  World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson who is 69. Comedian, actor, and writer Damon Wayans is 58. Actor Noah Taylor from Game of Thrones is 49. Singer-actress Beyonce Knowles is 37.