What happened this day in history September 4

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 2022 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, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,704,160 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 140 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 3,544 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 4 Historical Events

  • 626
    Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang Dynasty of China.
  • 1886
    Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 1941
    World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1956
    The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1971
    Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
  • 1985
    The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1998
    Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
  • 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?

  • 1557
    Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
  • 1825
    Dadabhai Naoroji, An early Indian political leader (d. 1917)
  • 1886
    Albert Orsborn, General of the Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • 1937
    Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer
  • 1941
    Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
  • 1969
    Noah Taylor, English-born actor
  • 1969
    Ramon Dekkers, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1970
    Daisy Dee, West Indian-born singer
  • 1974
    Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
  • 1979
    Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer

Who died on September 4?

  • 799
    Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
  • 1588
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1532)
  • 1852
    William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1977
    Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (b. 1926)
  • 1995
    Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax (b. 1950)
  • 1995
    William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)

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