On This Day

On This Day in History for September 4 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1982 Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983 Californian skier Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed record; 119.36 mph
  • 1986 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • 1991 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

Computer Scientist and Co-founder of Google Larry Page
Computer Scientist and Co-founder of Google
Larry Page
Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 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 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

BeatificationCanonization

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

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company
  • 2018 Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

2018 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
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  • 2018 WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection 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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2020 Record 52% of American 18-29-year-olds are living with their parents because of the pandemic according to Pew Research Center study

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Deaths in History