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.
  • 1774
    New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1870
    Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 1957
    American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.

Who were born on September 4?

  • 1809
    Juliusz Słowacki, Polish Romantic poet (d. 1849)
  • 1848
    Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • 1910
    Denis Tomlinson, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
  • 1920
    Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver (d. 2011)
  • 1942
    Merald “Bubba” Knight, R&B singer with Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • 1949
    Dean Pees, American football defensive coordinator
  • 1951
    Martin Chambers, English drummer (The Pretenders)
  • 1968
    Phill Lewis, American actor
  • 1980
    Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer
  • 1983
    Joshua Gardner, American sex offender and fictional fifth Duke of Cleveland

Who died on September 4?

  • 1767
    Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1780
    John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1909
    Clyde Fitch, American dramatist and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1944
    General Erich Fellgiebel, German army officer who participated in the July 20th plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. (b. 1886)
  • 1965
    Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  • 1974
    Marcel Achard, French playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    Georges Simenon, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)

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