On This Day in History for September 4 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 128 of 128

  • 1972 Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.
  • 1973 William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
  • 1975 The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 1976 Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
  • 1979 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1979 Iran army conquers Baneh
  • 1980 Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden)
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
  • 1986 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • 1986 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos
  • 1991 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes
  • 1993 Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium
  • 1994 Bulgarian government of Berov falls
  • 1994 Kansai International airport officially opens
  • 1995 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM

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1998 Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder Larry Page
Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder
Larry Page
Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 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.
  • 2012 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
  • 2012 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
  • 2012 Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • 2012 Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed
  • 2014 Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • 2014 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark

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2016 Mother Teresa canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa

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