What happened on September 4? There are more than 266 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About September 4

September 4 In HistorySeptember 4 is the 247th day of the year 2021. There are 118 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 35th week of the year 2021.

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The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Virgo. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

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Historical Events For September 4

  • 476
    Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy, thus ending the Western Roman Empire.
  • 626
    Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang Dynasty of China.
  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1666
    In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 1774
    New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1781
    Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
  • 1862
    Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 1870
    Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
  • 1884
    The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.citation needed date=October 2011
  • 1886
    Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 1919
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
  • 1923
    Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 1939
    World War II: a Bristol Blenheim is the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war and German ships are bombed.
  • 1941
    World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1944
    World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1944
    World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1949
    The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1951
    The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
  • 1956
    The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
  • 1957
    American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.
  • 1957
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
  • 1963
    Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 1971
    Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
  • 1972
    Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
  • 1975
    The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 1977
    The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
  • 1985
    The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1989
    In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 1996
    War on Drugs: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack a military base in Guaviare, starting three weeks of guerrilla warfare in which at least 130 Colombians are killed.
  • 1998
    Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
  • 2001
    Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
  • 2007
    Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 2010
    Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Who Were Born On September 4?

  • 1241
    Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
  • 1383
    Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy (d. 1451)
  • 1454
    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
  • 1557
    Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
  • 1563
    Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1596
    Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet (d. 1687)
  • 1717
    Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
  • 1755
    Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
  • 1768
    François-René de Chateaubriand, French diplomat (d. 1848)
  • 1803
    Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady of the United States (d. 1891)
  • 1809
    Juliusz Słowacki, Polish Romantic poet (d. 1849)
  • 1824
    Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (d. 1896)
  • 1825
    Dadabhai Naoroji, An early Indian political leader (d. 1917)
  • 1826
    Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
  • 1832
    Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
  • 1846
    Daniel Burnham, American architect (d. 1912)
  • 1848
    Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • 1850
    Luigi Cadorna, Italian Field Marshal (d. 1928)
  • 1851
    John Dillon, Irish nationalist (d. 1927)
  • 1885
    Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
  • 1885
    Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
  • 1886
    Albert Orsborn, General of the Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • 1887
    Roy William Neill, Irish director (d. 1946)
  • 1890
    Naima Wifstrand, Swedish film actor, operetta singer, troubadour, director and composer (d. 1968)
  • 1891
    Fritz Todt, Nazi official (d. 1942)
  • 1892
    Darius Milhaud, French composer (d. 1974)
  • 1896
    Antonin Artaud, French playwright (d. 1948)
  • 1896
    Aspasia Manos, wife of king Alexander of Greece (d. 1972)
  • 1901
    William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars) (d. 1985)
  • 1902
    Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
  • 1905
    Mary Renault, English novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1906
    Max Delbrück, German biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1908
    Edward Dmytryk, American film director (d. 1999)
  • 1908
    Richard Wright, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1909
    Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (d. 1945)
  • 1910
    Denis Tomlinson, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
  • 1912
    Syd Hoff, Jewish-American cartoonist and children’s book author (d. 2004)
  • 1913
    Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • 1913
    Stanford Moore, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1982)
  • 1913
    Victor Kiernan, British historian (d. 2009)
  • 1914
    Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • 1917
    Henry Ford II, American industrialist (d. 1987)
  • 1918
    Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and arranger
  • 1918
    Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1924
    Joan Aiken, English writer (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • 1926
    Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1926
    Ivan Illich, Austrian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1927
    Ferenc Sánta, Hungarian writer (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    John McCarthy, American computer scientist (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1929
    Thomas Eagleton, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Don Ackerman, American basketball player (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Antonios Trakatellis, Greek politician
  • 1931
    Mitzi Gaynor, American actress
  • 1932
    Carlos Romero Barcelo, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1932
    Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    Eduard Khil, Russian singer
  • 1934
    Sir Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937
    Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer
  • 1937
    Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (d. 2010)
  • 1937
    Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)
  • 1939
    Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress
  • 1941
    Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1941
    Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
  • 1941
    Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • 1942
    Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1942
    Merald “Bubba” Knight, R&B singer with Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • 1942
    Raymond Floyd, American professional golfer
  • 1944
    Jennifer Salt, American actress
  • 1944
    Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945
    Danny Gatton, American musician (d. 1994)
  • 1946
    Bryan Mauricette, Canadian cricketer
  • 1946
    Dave Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist
  • 1946
    Gary Duncan, American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
  • 1949
    Dean Pees, American football defensive coordinator
  • 1949
    Tom Watson, American golfer
  • 1950
    Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1950
    Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1951
    Judith Ivey, American actress
  • 1951
    Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician
  • 1951
    Martin Chambers, English drummer (The Pretenders)
  • 1952
    Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1953
    Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and coach
  • 1955
    Brian Schweitzer, American politician, 23rd governor of Montana
  • 1955
    David Broza, a multi-platinum Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • 1955
    Garth Le Roux, former South African cricketer
  • 1956
    Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
  • 1957
    Khandi Alexander, American actress
  • 1957
    Patricia Tallman, American actress
  • 1958
    David Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew), American radio show host
  • 1958
    George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen)
  • 1958
    Marzio Innocenti, Italian rugby union player and coach
  • 1959
    Armin Kogler, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1959
    Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
  • 1960
    Damon Wayans, American actor and comedian
  • 1960
    Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
  • 1961
    Kevin Kennedy, English actor
  • 1961
    Nick Blinko, English musician (Rudimentary Peni)
  • 1961
    Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1962
    Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1962
    Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician
  • 1963
    Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer (Halford)
  • 1963
    John Vanbiesbrouck, American hockey player
  • 1963
    Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • 1964
    René Pape, German bass
  • 1965
    Sergio Momesso, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Jeff Tremaine, American director and producer
  • 1966
    Yanka Dyagileva, Russian poet and singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1967
    Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968
    John DiMaggio, American voice actor
  • 1968
    Mike Piazza, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Phill Lewis, American actor
  • 1969
    Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • 1969
    Noah Taylor, English-born actor
  • 1969
    Ramon Dekkers, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1970
    Daisy Dee, West Indian-born singer
  • 1970
    Dave Buchwald, American hacker and film maker
  • 1970
    Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer (Sepultura)
  • 1971
    Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
  • 1971
    Ione Skye, English actress
  • 1971
    Lance Klusener, South African cricketer
  • 1971
    Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1972
    Françoise Yip, Canadian actress
  • 1973
    Aaron Fultz, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Jason David Frank, American actor
  • 1974
    Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls)
  • 1974
    Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
  • 1974
    Naved Ashraf, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1975
    Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, animal trainer
  • 1975
    Kai Owen, Welsh actor
  • 1976
    Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • 1976
    Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976
    Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model
  • 1976
    Mario-Ernesto Rodríguez, Uruguayan-Italian footballer
  • 1977
    Lucie Silvas, English musician
  • 1977
    Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
  • 1977
    Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
  • 1978
    Christian Walz, Swedish artist.
  • 1978
    Wes Bentley, American actor
  • 1979
    Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979
    Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress
  • 1979
    MC Mong, South Korean hip hop artist
  • 1979
    Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer
  • 1980
    Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer
  • 1980
    Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Beyoncé Knowles, American singer and actress
  • 1981
    Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf)
  • 1981
    Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
  • 1982
    Whitney Cummings, American comedian and actress
  • 1983
    Joshua Gardner, American sex offender and fictional fifth Duke of Cleveland
  • 1983
    Margit Rüütel, Estonian tennis player
  • 1983
    Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1984
    Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer and composer
  • 1984
    Demetris Nichols, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player
  • 1985
    Walid Mesloub, Algerian football player
  • 1986
    Ayumi Kaihori, Japanese international footballer
  • 1986
    James Younghusband, Philippine footballer
  • 1988
    John Tyler Hammons, American politician, mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • 1990
    Jonny Lomax, English Rugby League player
  • 1990
    Stefanía Fernández, Venezuelan beauty queen and Miss Universe 2009
  • 1991
    Carter Jenkins, American actor
  • 1995
    Trevor Gagnon, American actor
  • 1999
    Kali Majors, American actress

Who Died On September 4?

  • 422
    Pope Boniface I
  • 799
    Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
  • 1037
    King Bermudo III of León (b. 1010)
  • 1063
    Tughril, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
  • 1199
    Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
  • 1537
    Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c.1475)
  • 1588
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1532)
  • 1767
    Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1780
    John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1784
    César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (b. 1714)
  • 1794
    John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1804
    Richard Somers, American naval officer
  • 1821
    José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and founding father (b. 1785)
  • 1852
    William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1864
    John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • 1907
    Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)
  • 1909
    Clyde Fitch, American dramatist and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1940
    George William de Carteret, author from Jersey island (b. 1869)
  • 1944
    General Erich Fellgiebel, German army officer who participated in the July 20th plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. (b. 1886)
  • 1963
    Robert Schuman, French politician (b. 1886)
  • 1965
    Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  • 1974
    Creighton Abrams, U.S. Army general (b. 1914)
  • 1974
    Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1974
    Marcel Achard, French playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1977
    E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1977
    Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 1977
    Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • 1979
    Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1986
    Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Otto Glória, Brazilian football coach (b. 1917)
  • 1987
    Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 1989
    Georges Simenon, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1989
    Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
  • 1990
    Irene Dunne American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1991
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Dottie West, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 1991
    Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (b. 1926)
  • 1993
    Hervé Villechaize, French actor (b. 1943)
  • 1995
    Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax (b. 1950)
  • 1995
    William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  • 1997
    Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1998
    Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (b. 1919)
  • 2001
    Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2002
    Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2003
    Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  • 2004
    James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2004
    Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality (b. 1962)
  • 2011
    Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

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