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, 25,074,720 minutes 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

  • 1666
    In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 1884
    The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.citation needed date=October 2011
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 1923
    Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 1941
    World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1957
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1922
    Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1932
    Carlos Romero Barcelo, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1939
    Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Dave Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist
  • 1958
    David Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew), American radio show host
  • 1961
    Nick Blinko, English musician (Rudimentary Peni)
  • 1962
    Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician
  • 1965
    Sergio Momesso, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968
    John DiMaggio, American voice actor
  • 1975
    Kai Owen, Welsh actor

Who died on September 4?

  • 1037
    King Bermudo III of León (b. 1010)
  • 1794
    John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1909
    Clyde Fitch, American dramatist and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1974
    Creighton Abrams, U.S. Army general (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 2001
    Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 2011
    Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

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