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 247th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 22, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 417,912 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 ‘dihectatetracontaheptagon’ 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 168 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 1,718 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 4 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1774
    New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 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: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 1998
    Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
  • 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?

  • 1908
    Richard Wright, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1914
    Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • 1919
    Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Merald “Bubba” Knight, R&B singer with Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • 1962
    Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1970
    Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer (Sepultura)
  • 1971
    Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
  • 1975
    Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, animal trainer
  • 1976
    Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer

Who died on September 4?

  • 422
    Pope Boniface I
  • 1537
    Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c.1475)
  • 1907
    Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)
  • 1963
    Robert Schuman, French politician (b. 1886)
  • 1979
    Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1989
    Georges Simenon, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2004
    Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality (b. 1962)

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