Historical Events on September 4 (Part 2)

Film Premiere

2008 "The Hurt Locker" directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Jeremy Renner premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2010)

  • 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 Carpet that can help prevent falls among the elderly by warning them of unusual footsteps is developed
  • 2012 Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • 2014 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
  • 2014 Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan


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

Nobel Prize

2017 Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Event of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca), will be stopped

  • 2018 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal
  • 2018 Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company

The Wizard of Oz

2018 F.B.I. announces it has recovered a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years earlier

  • 2018 Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center

Sports History

2018 NFL player Colin Kaepernick who kneeled during the US national anthem is the new face of Nike's 30th anniversary advertising campaign

  • 2018 Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11
  • 2018 WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases

Election of Interest

2019 British rebel alliance of MPs vote to ban a no-deal Brexit and reject PM Boris Johnson's call for a snap election

  • 2019 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill to China after three months of massive protests

Film & TV History

2019 YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children's viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission

  • 2020 Record 52% of American 18-29-year-olds are living with their parents because of the pandemic according to Pew Research Center study [1]

Event of Interest

2021 Nigerian government announces it is suspending Twitter indefinitely after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari

  • 2022 Mass stabbing leaves 10 people dead and 19 injured with two suspects on the run in James Smith Cree Nation, in Canadian province of Saskatchewan [1]