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

  • 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
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 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?

  • 1717
    Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
  • 1850
    Luigi Cadorna, Italian Field Marshal (d. 1928)
  • 1908
    Richard Wright, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1919
    Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1927
    John McCarthy, American computer scientist (d. 2011)
  • 1958
    David Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew), American radio show host
  • 1962
    Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1967
    Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1974
    Naved Ashraf, Pakistani cricketer

Who died on September 4?

  • 422
    Pope Boniface I
  • 1588
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1532)
  • 1767
    Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1784
    César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (b. 1714)
  • 1852
    William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1965
    Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  • 1974
    Creighton Abrams, U.S. Army general (b. 1914)
  • 1995
    Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax (b. 1950)
  • 2004
    Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  • 2006
    Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)

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