About September 4

September 4, 2020 is the 248th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 161 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 4

  • 1666
    In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
  • 1862
    Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 1919
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
  • 1923
    Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 1941
    World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1944
    World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1957
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 1971
    Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
  • 1972
    Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
  • 1975
    The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 1996
    War on Drugs: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack a military base in Guaviare, starting three weeks of guerrilla warfare in which at least 130 Colombians are killed.
  • 2001
    Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
  • 2007
    Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 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.

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