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, 1,504,483,200 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 626
    Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang Dynasty of China.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1951
    The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
  • 1972
    Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
  • 1977
    The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
  • 1985
    The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1989
    In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 1998
    Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1920
    Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • 1932
    Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1937
    Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress
  • 1950
    Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Sergio Momesso, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
  • 1976
    Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Richard Garcia, Australian footballer

Who died on September 4?

  • 1199
    Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
  • 1794
    John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1821
    José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and founding father (b. 1785)
  • 1940
    George William de Carteret, author from Jersey island (b. 1869)
  • 1965
    Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  • 1977
    E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1991
    Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (b. 1926)
  • 1997
    Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

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