Events in History on September 4

  • 422 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 476 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire
  • 626 Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, when his father abdicates in his favour
  • 1024 Conrad II (the Elder) chosen as King of Germany
  • 1260 Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines
  • 1282 King of Aragon Pedro III annexes Sicily
  • 1414 Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless & Armagnacs
  • 1479 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
  • 1571 Catholic rebellion in Scotland

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1609 Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
  • 1618 "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed

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1682 English astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1778 City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
  • 1781 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1786 -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
  • 1805 1st edition of Batavian State Courier published

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1807 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • 1813 First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
  • 1833 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
  • 1842 Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
  • 1854 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka

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1862 General Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops during US Civil war

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1862 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • 1862 Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
  • 1864 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1866 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
  • 1870 The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan

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1882 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • 1884 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1885 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)

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1886 Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader

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1888 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

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1893 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1894 In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
  • 1899 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • 1904 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • 1906 NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
  • 1911 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • 1912 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • 1914 General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
  • 1914 France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
  • 1918 Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
  • 1918 US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
  • 1919 British intervene in Petrograd

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1919 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1923 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • 1923 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.

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1927 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

  • 1930 Cambridge Theatre opens in London
  • 1933 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il

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1933 Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

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1936 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • 1939 Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War
  • 1939 German troops move into Danzig
  • 1939 Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
  • 1939 Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated
  • 1939 RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen
  • 1940 Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile

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1940 Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • 1942 Transport #28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy
  • 1944 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
  • 1944 British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
  • 1944 Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
  • 1944 US 1st Army frees Namen
  • 1944 58th U.S. Women's National tennis Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Margaret Osborne duPont (6-3, 8-6)
  • 1945 Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
  • 1945 US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
  • 1948 Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
  • 1949 Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
  • 1950 First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • 1950 D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • 1950 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • 1951 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman

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1951 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1953 Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
  • 1954 Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that uses magnetic disk storage
  • 1957 Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
  • 1957 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
  • 1960 -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
  • 1961 US authorizes Agency for International Development
  • 1962 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • 1963 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 1964 Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • 1964 Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)
  • 1964 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • 1965 Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • 1967 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • 1967 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
  • 1968 Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
  • 1970 -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)
  • 1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • 1970 Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
  • 1970 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast
  • 1971 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 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
  • 1998 Google is formally incorporated 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.
  • 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 beging 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