Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 4, 2006
Thursday, September 4, 2003
Hurricane Isabel reaches peak winds.
Wednesday, September 4, 2002
Glenn Tilton joined United Airlines as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Argentina defeated the United States, 87–80, at the World Basketball Chionships in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the first loss ever in international play for a United States team containing National Basketball Association players.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001
Friday, September 4, 1998
Thursday, September 4, 1997
The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey, watched by over 2 billion people worldwide.
The International Olympic Committee picks Athens, Greece to be the host city for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
, Albanian missionary and humanitarian, dies (b. 1910)
Wednesday, September 4, 1996
Sunday, September 4, 1994
Tuesday, September 4, 1990
September 4–6 ndash Premier of North Korea Yon Hyong-muk meets with President of South Korea Roh Tae-woo, the highest level contact between leaders of the two Koreas since 1945.
Thursday, September 4, 1986
Sunday, September 4, 1983
Six men walk underwater across the Sydney Harbor
ndash 82.9 km in 48 hours.
Friday, September 4, 1981
Tuesday, September 4, 1979
Jamaica recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Sunday, September 4, 1977
The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
German Autumn: Employers Association President Hanns-Martin Schleyer is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany. The kidnappers kill 3 escorting police officers and his chauffeur. They demand the release of Red Army Faction (RAF) prisoners.
Monday, September 4, 1972
Saturday, September 4, 1971
Monday, September 4, 1967
Friday, September 4, 1964
Friday, September 4, 1953
Saturday, September 4, 1948
Wednesday, September 4, 1946
Street violence between Muslims and Hindus erupts in Bombay
Tuesday, September 4, 1945
The Russian code clerk Igor Gouzenko
comes forward with numerous documents implicating the Soviet Union in numerous spy rings in North America
: both in the United States and in Canada
Hideki Tōjō, Japanese prime minister during most of WWII, attempts suicide to avoid facing a war crimes tribunal.
WWII: Japanese forces surrender on Wake Island after hearing word of their country's surrender.
American troops occupy southern Korea
, while the Soviet Union
occupies the north, with the dividing line being the 38th parallel of latitude. This arrangement proves to be the indirect beginning of a divided Korea
Monday, September 4, 1944
The British 11th Armored Division liberates the city of Antwerp
Finland breaks off relations with Germany.
Monday, September 4, 1939
WWII: Nepal declares war on Germany.
Sunday, September 4, 1938
During the ceremony marking the unveiling of a plaque at Pointe de Grave, France celebrating Franco-American friendship, American Ambassador William Bullitt
in a speech states, France and the United States were united in war and peace, leading to much speculation in the press that if war did break out over Czechoslovakia, then the United States would join the war on the Allied side.
Friday, September 4, 1936
5 ndash English-born aviatrix Beryl Markham becomes the first woman to make an East-to-West solo transatlantic flight, from Abingdon-on-Thames, England, to Baleine, Nova Scotia.
Tuesday, September 4, 1923
Saturday, September 4, 1920
"El Tercio de Extranjeros", the Regiment of Foreigners (modern-day Spanish Legion) - which was formed by the Royal decree of King Alfonso XIII on January 28, 1920 - is inaugurated in Spain.
Saturday, September 4, 1909
Tuesday, September 4, 1894
Tuesday, September 4, 1888
Saturday, September 4, 1886
Monday, September 4, 1882
Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.
Sunday, September 4, 1870
Wednesday, September 4, 1867
Tuesday, September 4, 1827
Tuesday, September 4, 1821
The Ukase of 1821: Russia proclames territorial sovereignty over Northwestern North America, now present day Alaska.
Friday, September 4, 1807
Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China, arrives in Guangzhou.
Tuesday, September 4, 1781
Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de Los Ángeles de Porciuncula (City of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula) by a group of 44 Spanish settlers.
Sunday, September 4, 1774
Wednesday, September 4, 1630
Thirty Years' War: the Treaty of Stettin is signed by Sweden and Pomerania, forming a close alliance between them, as well as giving Sweden full military control over Pomerania.
Tuesday, September 4, 1618
Rodi avalanche: A rock- or snowslide buries the Alpine town of Piuro, claiming 2,427 victims.
Saturday, August 25, 1565 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 25, 1542 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, August 26, 1479 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 27, 1346 (Julianian calendar)
English begin siege of Calais
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Tuesday, August 27, 1342 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 28, 1285 (Julianian calendar)
First record of an emission of life annuities
by the city of Lübeck
. It is the first instance of issue of public debt in Germany
and it confirms a trend of consolidation of local public debt over north-western Europe (see 1228
The writ "Circumspecte Agatis", issued by King Edward I of England, defines the jurisdictions of church and state in England, thereby limiting the church's judicial powers to ecclesiastical cases only.
The county of Chagne
is integrated into the kingdom of France
, the region looses its haven characteristics for foreign merchants and the fairs of Troyes
quickly dwindle into economic insignificance.
Saturday, August 28, 1260 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Kressenbrunn: King Otakar II of Bohemia captures Styria from King Bela IV of Hungary.
Croatia is divided into two sub-regions ruled by ban Croatian region on the south and Slavonian region on the north, by the king Bela IV of Hungary.
Friday, September 3, 476 (Julianian calendar)
under king Euric
march into Italy and suffer defeat against the forces of Odoacer. Emperor Zeno concludes a peace treaty
between the Goths and Odoacer surrenders the newly conquered territory in Gaul. Euric
pledged himself to undertake no further hostilities.
Winter ndash Zeno recognizes the full extent of the Vandal Kingdom, including all of western Africa, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. King Genseric gives Sicily, with exception of the city of Lilybaeum, to Odoacer in return for tribute.
: Romulus Augustus, Roman usurper of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed by Odoacer at Ravenna. Odoacer spares the boy's life and gives him a pension of 6,000 "solidii" but exiles him to the "Castellum Lucullanum" (Castel dell'Ovo), on the island of "Megaride", in the Gulf of Naples. His father Orestes is arrested a week earlier near Piacenza and swiftly executed. This event would late be romanticized in Western literature and history as the Fall of Rome and is traditionally used by historians to mark the beginning of the European Middle Ages.
Odoacer crosses the Maritime Alps with a Gothic army and invades Provence (Southern Gaul). He conquers the cities of Arles and Marseilles, after a victorious battle against the Burgundians.
The Roman Senate petitions Zeno to recognize Nepos as deposed and take the sole emperorship himself, abolishing the 91 year east/west division of the empire and recognizing Odoacer's authority in Italy. Zeno declines the first request, but names Odoacer "Patricius", investing his rule with Imperial legitimacy.
Sunday, September 3, 422 (Julianian calendar)