About September 4

September 4, 2021 is the 247th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 150 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 4

  • 626
    Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang Dynasty of China.
  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1774
    New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1781
    Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.citation needed date=October 2011
  • 1886
    Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1956
    The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

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