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

  • 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.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
  • 1884
    The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.citation needed date=October 2011
  • 1923
    Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 1949
    The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 1971
    Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1241
    Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
  • 1454
    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
  • 1809
    Juliusz Słowacki, Polish Romantic poet (d. 1849)
  • 1932
    Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1941
    Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress
  • 1950
    Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1968
    Mike Piazza, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Daisy Dee, West Indian-born singer
  • 1977
    Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
  • 1990
    Stefanía Fernández, Venezuelan beauty queen and Miss Universe 2009

Who died on September 4?

  • 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)
  • 1986
    Otto Glória, Brazilian football coach (b. 1917)
  • 1990
    Irene Dunne American actress (b. 1898)
  • 1995
    William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2003
    Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2004
    Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)

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