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.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1862
    Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 1944
    World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1956
    The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
  • 1957
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
  • 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?

  • 1454
    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
  • 1885
    Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
  • 1892
    Darius Milhaud, French composer (d. 1974)
  • 1913
    Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • 1968
    Mike Piazza, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • 1976
    Mario-Ernesto Rodríguez, Uruguayan-Italian footballer
  • 1977
    Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
  • 1985
    Walid Mesloub, Algerian football player
  • 1991
    Carter Jenkins, American actor

Who died on September 4?

  • 1784
    César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (b. 1714)
  • 1794
    John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1864
    John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • 1940
    George William de Carteret, author from Jersey island (b. 1869)
  • 1944
    General Erich Fellgiebel, German army officer who participated in the July 20th plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. (b. 1886)
  • 1965
    Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  • 1987
    Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 1989
    Georges Simenon, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)

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