What are the important events that happened on September 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 4 is the 248th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 22, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,152 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontaoctagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 146 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,353 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 4 Historical Events

  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1972
    Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1809
    Juliusz Słowacki, Polish Romantic poet (d. 1849)
  • 1885
    Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
  • 1905
    Mary Renault, English novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1909
    Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (d. 1945)
  • 1917
    Henry Ford II, American industrialist (d. 1987)
  • 1977
    Lucie Silvas, English musician
  • 1979
    Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer
  • 1983
    Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1984
    Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer and composer
  • 1990
    Jonny Lomax, English Rugby League player

Who died on September 4?

  • 422
    Pope Boniface I
  • 1767
    Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1940
    George William de Carteret, author from Jersey island (b. 1869)
  • 1965
    Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  • 1977
    Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 1987
    Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 1989
    Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
  • 1993
    Hervé Villechaize, French actor (b. 1943)
  • 2004
    Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  • 2011
    Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

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