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

  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1884
    The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.citation needed date=October 2011
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
  • 1975
    The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1825
    Dadabhai Naoroji, An early Indian political leader (d. 1917)
  • 1941
    Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • 1945
    Danny Gatton, American musician (d. 1994)
  • 1957
    Khandi Alexander, American actress
  • 1958
    Marzio Innocenti, Italian rugby union player and coach
  • 1963
    Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • 1966
    Yanka Dyagileva, Russian poet and singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1970
    Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer (Sepultura)
  • 1976
    Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • 1990
    Jonny Lomax, English Rugby League player

Who died on September 4?

  • 1907
    Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)
  • 1963
    Robert Schuman, French politician (b. 1886)
  • 1979
    Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1986
    Otto Glória, Brazilian football coach (b. 1917)
  • 1987
    Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Dottie West, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 1995
    Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax (b. 1950)
  • 1995
    William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

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