On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal
  • Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

F.B.I. announces they have recovered Dorothy's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years ago
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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
  • Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NFL player Colin Kaepernick who kneeled during the US national anthem is the new face of Nike's 30th anniversary advertising campaign

NFL Player and Activist Colin Kaepernick
NFL Player and Activist
Colin Kaepernick
  • Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11
  • WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 91