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

  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1666
    In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 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.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
  • 1870
    Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 1923
    Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 1939
    World War II: a Bristol Blenheim is the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war and German ships are bombed.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1949
    The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
  • 1985
    The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1989
    In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 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.
  • 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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