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

  • 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.
  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1870
    Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
  • 1886
    Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 1977
    The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
  • 1989
    In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1846
    Daniel Burnham, American architect (d. 1912)
  • 1896
    Aspasia Manos, wife of king Alexander of Greece (d. 1972)
  • 1906
    Max Delbrück, German biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1937
    Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer
  • 1939
    Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1963
    Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer (Halford)
  • 1965
    Sergio Momesso, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Lance Klusener, South African cricketer
  • 1980
    Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Richard Garcia, Australian footballer

Who died on September 4?

  • 1588
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1532)
  • 1804
    Richard Somers, American naval officer
  • 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)
  • 1999
    Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (b. 1919)
  • 2001
    Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2004
    Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)

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