About September 4

September 4, 2024 is the 248th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On September 4

  • 476
    Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy, thus ending the Western Roman Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1951
    The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
  • 1956
    The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
  • 1957
    American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.
  • 1963
    Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1971
    Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
  • 1975
    The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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