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.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1944
    World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1944
    World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1563
    Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1896
    Aspasia Manos, wife of king Alexander of Greece (d. 1972)
  • 1917
    Henry Ford II, American industrialist (d. 1987)
  • 1926
    Ivan Illich, Austrian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1942
    Merald “Bubba” Knight, R&B singer with Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • 1960
    Damon Wayans, American actor and comedian
  • 1961
    Kevin Kennedy, English actor
  • 1961
    Nick Blinko, English musician (Rudimentary Peni)
  • 1968
    Phill Lewis, American actor
  • 1971
    Ione Skye, English actress

Who died on September 4?

  • 1537
    Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c.1475)
  • 1780
    John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1804
    Richard Somers, American naval officer
  • 1864
    John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • 1974
    Marcel Achard, French playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1977
    Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 1991
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1999
    Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2004
    James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)

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