On This Day

What Happened on September 4

Important Events

  • 1682 English astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him
  • 1781 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1862 General Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops during Maryland Campaign (US Civil war)
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September 4 in Film & TV

September 4 in Music

  • 1965 Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

September 4 in Sport

  • 1972 US 4 x 100m medley relay team of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz & Jerry Heidenreich sets world record 3:48.16 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Games

Did You Know?

George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

On September 4, 1888


Would You Believe?

Carpet that can help prevent falls among the elderly by warning them of unusual footsteps is developed

On September 4, 2012

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