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, 1,472,947,200 seconds 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

  • 1666
    In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1885
    Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
  • 1941
    Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • 1944
    Jennifer Salt, American actress
  • 1950
    Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Françoise Yip, Canadian actress
  • 1975
    Kai Owen, Welsh actor
  • 1976
    Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model
  • 1979
    Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1981
    Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf)
  • 1995
    Trevor Gagnon, American actor

Who died on September 4?

  • 1977
    E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Otto Glória, Brazilian football coach (b. 1917)
  • 1987
    Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Dottie West, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 1995
    Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax (b. 1950)
  • 1999
    Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (b. 1919)
  • 2004
    Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality (b. 1962)

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