On This Day

Historical Events on September 4 (Part 2)

  • 2012 Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • 2012 Carpet that can help prevent falls among the elderly by warning them of 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


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

Historic Event

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

  • 2018 Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company

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

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 WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases

Florence Cathedral

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

  • 2018 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal
  • 2019 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill to China after three months of massive protests

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

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]

Historic Event

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