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

  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1774
    New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1781
    Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 1862
    Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1851
    John Dillon, Irish nationalist (d. 1927)
  • 1912
    Syd Hoff, Jewish-American cartoonist and children’s book author (d. 2004)
  • 1913
    Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • 1919
    Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1951
    Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician
  • 1969
    Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • 1976
    Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977
    Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
  • 1986
    Ayumi Kaihori, Japanese international footballer

Who died on September 4?

  • 422
    Pope Boniface I
  • 1537
    Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c.1475)
  • 1767
    Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1794
    John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1909
    Clyde Fitch, American dramatist and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1987
    Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 1993
    Hervé Villechaize, French actor (b. 1943)
  • 1997
    Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1999
    Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)

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