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4th of September 0476 EVENT Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy, thus ending Western Roman Empire.
4th of September 0626 EVENT Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang Dynasty of China.
4th of September 1260 EVENT The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
4th of September 1666 EVENT In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
4th of September 1781 EVENT Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
4th of September 1797 EVENT Coup of 18 fructidor an V in France.
4th of September 1812 EVENT War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
4th of September 1862 EVENT Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
4th of September 1870 EVENT Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
4th of September 1884 EVENT The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
4th of September 1886 EVENT Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
4th of September 1888 EVENT George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
4th of September 1894 EVENT In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.
4th of September 1919 EVENT Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
4th of September 1923 EVENT Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
4th of September 1939 EVENT 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.
4th of September 1941 EVENT World War II: a German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
4th of September 1944 EVENT World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
4th of September 1948 EVENT Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
4th of September 1949 EVENT The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
4th of September 1949 EVENT Maiden flight of the Bristol Brabazon.
4th of September 1950 EVENT First appearance of the "Beetle Bailey" comic strip.
4th of September 1950 EVENT Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
4th of September 1951 EVENT The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
4th of September 1956 EVENT The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
4th of September 1957 EVENT 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.
4th of September 1957 EVENT The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
4th of September 1963 EVENT Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Durrenasch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
4th of September 1964 EVENT Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
4th of September 1967 EVENT Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
4th of September 1971 EVENT Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
4th of September 1972 EVENT Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
4th of September 1975 EVENT The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
4th of September 1977 EVENT The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California.
4th of September 1985 EVENT The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
4th of September 1996 EVENT 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.
4th of September 1998 EVENT Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
4th of September 2010 EVENT 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.
4th of September 1241 BIRTHDAY Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
4th of September 1383 BIRTHDAY Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy (d. 1451)
4th of September 1454 BIRTHDAY Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
4th of September 1557 BIRTHDAY Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
4th of September 1563 BIRTHDAY Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
4th of September 1596 BIRTHDAY Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet (d. 1687)
4th of September 1717 BIRTHDAY Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
4th of September 1755 BIRTHDAY Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
4th of September 1768 BIRTHDAY Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, French diplomat (d. 1848)
4th of September 1803 BIRTHDAY Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady of the United States (d. 1891)
4th of September 1809 BIRTHDAY Juliusz S?owacki, Polish Romantic poet (d. 1849)
4th of September 1824 BIRTHDAY Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (d. 1896)
4th of September 1825 BIRTHDAY Dadabhai Naoroji, An early Indian political leader (d. 1917)
4th of September 1826 BIRTHDAY Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
4th of September 1832 BIRTHDAY Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
4th of September 1846 BIRTHDAY Daniel Burnham, American architect (d. 1912)
4th of September 1848 BIRTHDAY Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
4th of September 1850 BIRTHDAY Luigi Cadorna, Italian Field Marshal (d. 1928)
4th of September 1851 BIRTHDAY John Dillon, Irish nationalist (d. 1927)
4th of September 1885 BIRTHDAY Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
4th of September 1885 BIRTHDAY Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
4th of September 1886 BIRTHDAY Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
4th of September 1887 BIRTHDAY Roy William Neill, Irish director (d. 1946)
4th of September 1890 BIRTHDAY Naima Wifstrand, Swedish film actor, operetta singer, troubadour, director and composer (d. 1968)
4th of September 1891 BIRTHDAY Fritz Todt, Nazi official (d. 1942)
4th of September 1892 BIRTHDAY Darius Milhaud, French composer (d. 1974)
4th of September 1896 BIRTHDAY Antonin Artaud, French playwright (d. 1948)
4th of September 1896 BIRTHDAY Aspasia Manos, wife of king Alexander of Greece (d. 1972)
4th of September 1901 BIRTHDAY William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars) (d. 1985)
4th of September 1902 BIRTHDAY Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
4th of September 1905 BIRTHDAY Mary Renault, English novelist (d. 1983)
4th of September 1906 BIRTHDAY Max Delbruck, German biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
4th of September 1908 BIRTHDAY Edward Dmytryk, American film director (d. 1999)
4th of September 1908 BIRTHDAY Richard Wright, American writer (d. 1960)
4th of September 1909 BIRTHDAY Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (d. 1945)
4th of September 1910 BIRTHDAY Denis Tomlinson, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
4th of September 1913 BIRTHDAY Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
4th of September 1913 BIRTHDAY Victor Kiernan, British historian (d. 2009)
4th of September 1913 BIRTHDAY Stanford Moore, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1982)
4th of September 1914 BIRTHDAY Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
4th of September 1917 BIRTHDAY Henry Ford II, American industrialist (d. 1987)
4th of September 1918 BIRTHDAY Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (d. 2009)
4th of September 1918 BIRTHDAY Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter
4th of September 1919 BIRTHDAY Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (d. 2005)
4th of September 1920 BIRTHDAY Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
4th of September 1922 BIRTHDAY Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
4th of September 1924 BIRTHDAY Joan Aiken, English writer (d. 2004)
4th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
4th of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Ivan Illich, Austrian philosopher (d. 2002)
4th of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of September 1927 BIRTHDAY John McCarthy, American computer scientist
4th of September 1927 BIRTHDAY Ferenc Santa, Hungarian writer (d. 2008)
4th of September 1928 BIRTHDAY Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)
4th of September 1929 BIRTHDAY Thomas Eagleton, American politician (d. 2007)
4th of September 1931 BIRTHDAY Mitzi Gaynor, American actress
4th of September 1931 BIRTHDAY Antonios Trakatellis, Greek politician
4th of September 1932 BIRTHDAY Carlos Romero Barcelo, Puerto Rican politician
4th of September 1932 BIRTHDAY Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
4th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate
4th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Eduard Khil, Russian singer
4th of September 1937 BIRTHDAY Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer
4th of September 1937 BIRTHDAY Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)
4th of September 1937 BIRTHDAY Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (d. 2010)
4th of September 1939 BIRTHDAY Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer (d. 2005)
4th of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
4th of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
4th of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
4th of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress
4th of September 1942 BIRTHDAY Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter
4th of September 1942 BIRTHDAY Raymond Floyd, American professional golfer
4th of September 1944 BIRTHDAY Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Danny Gatton, American musician (d. 1994)
4th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Bryan Mauricette, Canadian cricketer
4th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Gary Duncan, American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
4th of September 1949 BIRTHDAY Tom Watson, American golfer
4th of September 1949 BIRTHDAY Dean Pees, American football defensive coordinator
4th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
4th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
4th of September 1951 BIRTHDAY Martin Chambers, English drummer (The Pretenders)
4th of September 1951 BIRTHDAY Judith Ivey, American actress
4th of September 1951 BIRTHDAY Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician
4th of September 1952 BIRTHDAY Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
4th of September 1953 BIRTHDAY Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and coach
4th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY David Broza, a multi-platinum Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist.
4th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Brian Schweitzer, American politician, 23rd governor of Montana
4th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Garth Le Roux, former South African cricketer
4th of September 1956 BIRTHDAY Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
4th of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Khandi Alexander, American actress
4th of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Patricia Tallman, American actress
4th of September 1958 BIRTHDAY George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen)
4th of September 1958 BIRTHDAY David Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew), American radio show host
4th of September 1958 BIRTHDAY Marzio Innocenti, Italian rugby union player and coach
4th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
4th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Armin Kogler, Austrian ski jumper
4th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
4th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Damon Wayans, American actor and comedian
4th of September 1961 BIRTHDAY Kevin Kennedy, English actor
4th of September 1961 BIRTHDAY Nick Blinko, English musician (Rudimentary Peni)
4th of September 1961 BIRTHDAY Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
4th of September 1962 BIRTHDAY Kiran More, Indian cricketer
4th of September 1962 BIRTHDAY Ulla T?rnaes, Danish politician
4th of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer (Halford)
4th of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
4th of September 1963 BIRTHDAY John Vanbiesbrouck, American hockey player
4th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Rene Pape, German bass
4th of September 1965 BIRTHDAY Sergio Momesso, French Canadian ice hockey player
4th of September 1966 BIRTHDAY Yanka Dyagileva, Russian poet and singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
4th of September 1966 BIRTHDAY Jeff Tremaine, American director and producer
4th of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
4th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY John DiMaggio, American Voice Actor
4th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Phill Lewis, American actor
4th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Mike Piazza, American baseball player
4th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Noah Taylor, English-born actor
4th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Ramon Dekkers, Dutch kickboxer
4th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
4th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Dave Buchwald, American hacker and film maker
4th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer (Sepultura)
4th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Daisy Dee, West Indian-born singer
4th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Lance Klusener, South African cricketer
4th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
4th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
4th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Ione Skye, English actress
4th of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Francoise Yip, Canadian actress
4th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Jason David Frank, American actor
4th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Aaron Fultz, American baseball player
4th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Naved Ashraf, Pakistani cricketer
4th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Andrew Hansen, Australian comedian and musician for The Chaser
4th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls)
4th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
4th of September 1975 BIRTHDAY Kai Owen, Welsh actor
4th of September 1975 BIRTHDAY Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, animal trainer
4th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model
4th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Mario-Ernesto Rodriguez, Uruguayan-Italian footballer
4th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
4th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
4th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
4th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
4th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Lucie Silvas, English musician
4th of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Wes Bentley, American actor
4th of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Christian Walz, svensk soulartist.
4th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player
4th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer
4th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver
4th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY MC Mong, South Korean hip hop artist
4th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress
4th of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Pat Neshek, American baseball player
4th of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer
4th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Beyonce Knowles, American singer and actress
4th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
4th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf)
4th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Whitney Cummings, American comedian and actress
4th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Joshua Gardner, American sex offender and fictional fifth Duke of Cleveland
4th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN)
4th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Margit Ruutel, Estonian tennis player
4th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer and composer
4th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player
4th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Demetris Nichols, American basketball player
4th of September 1985 BIRTHDAY Walid Mesloub, Algerian football player
4th of September 1986 BIRTHDAY James Younghusband, Philippine footballer
4th of September 1988 BIRTHDAY John Tyler Hammons, American politician, mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma
4th of September 1990 BIRTHDAY Stefania Fernandez, Venezuelan beauty queen and Miss Universe 2009
4th of September 1990 BIRTHDAY Jonny Lomax, English Rugby League player
4th of September 1991 BIRTHDAY Carter Jenkins, American actor
4th of September 1995 BIRTHDAY Trevor Gagnon, American actor
4th of September 0799 DEATH Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (Born 745)
4th of September 1037 DEATH King Bermudo III of Leon (Born 1010)
4th of September 1063 DEATH Toghrul, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
4th of September 1199 DEATH Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (Born 1165)
4th of September 1537 DEATH Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (Born c.1475)
4th of September 1588 DEATH Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (Born 1532)
4th of September 1767 DEATH Charles Townshend, English politician (Born 1725)
4th of September 1780 DEATH John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (Born 1721)
4th of September 1784 DEATH Cesar-Francois Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (Born 1714)
4th of September 1794 DEATH John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (Born 1724)
4th of September 1804 DEATH Richard Somers, American naval officer
4th of September 1821 DEATH Jose Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and founding father (Born 1785)
4th of September 1852 DEATH William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (Born 1796)
4th of September 1864 DEATH John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (Born 1825)
4th of September 1907 DEATH Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Born 1843)
4th of September 1909 DEATH Clyde Fitch, American dramatist and playwright (Born 1865)
4th of September 1940 DEATH George William de Carteret, author from Jersey island (Born 1869)
4th of September 1944 DEATH General Erich Fellgiebel, German army officer who participated in the July 20th plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. (Born 1886)
4th of September 1963 DEATH Robert Schuman, French politician (Born 1886)
4th of September 1965 DEATH Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1875)
4th of September 1974 DEATH Marcel Achard, French playwright (Born 1899)
4th of September 1974 DEATH Creighton Abrams, U.S. Army general (Born 1914)
4th of September 1974 DEATH Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (Born 1884)
4th of September 1977 DEATH Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (Born 1899)
4th of September 1977 DEATH Jean Rostand, French biologist (Born 1894)
4th of September 1977 DEATH E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (Born 1911)
4th of September 1979 DEATH Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (Born 1904)
4th of September 1986 DEATH Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Born 1911)
4th of September 1986 DEATH Otto Gloria, Brazilian football coach (Born 1917)
4th of September 1987 DEATH Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Born 1908)
4th of September 1989 DEATH Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (Born 1903)
4th of September 1989 DEATH Georges Simenon, French author (Born 1903)
4th of September 1990 DEATH Irene Dunne American actress (Born 1898)
4th of September 1991 DEATH Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (Born 1926)
4th of September 1991 DEATH Dottie West, American singer (Born 1932)
4th of September 1991 DEATH Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (Born 1913)
4th of September 1993 DEATH Herve Villechaize, French actor (Born 1943)
4th of September 1995 DEATH Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax (Born 1950)
4th of September 1995 DEATH William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (Born 1919)
4th of September 1997 DEATH Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (Born 1931)
4th of September 1998 DEATH Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (Born 1912)
4th of September 1999 DEATH Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (Born 1919)
4th of September 2001 DEATH Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (Born 1962)
4th of September 2002 DEATH Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (Born 1904)
4th of September 2003 DEATH Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (Born 1921)
4th of September 2003 DEATH Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (Born 1921)
4th of September 2004 DEATH Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (Born 1971)
4th of September 2004 DEATH Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Born 1929)
4th of September 2004 DEATH James O. Page, American paramedic (Born 1936)
4th of September 2006 DEATH Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (Born 1920)
4th of September 2006 DEATH Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (Born 1942)
4th of September 2006 DEATH Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality (Born 1962)
4th of September 2006 DEATH Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (Born 1918)

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