Historical Events on 4th September

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422 - St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
476 - Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire
1024 - Conrad II (the Elder) chosen as King of Germany
1260 - Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines
1282 - King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily
1414 - Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless & Armagnacs
1479 - King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
1571 - Catholic rebellion in Scotland
1609 - Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]
1618 - "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed
1682 - English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him
1778 - City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
1781 - Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
1786 - -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
1805 - 1st edition of Batavian State Courrier published
Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert FultonCommercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton 1807 - Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
1813 - First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
1833 - 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
1842 - Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
1854 - English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
1862 - General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops
1862 - North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
1862 - Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
1864 - Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
1866 - 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
1870 - The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1882 - 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station
1884 - Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
1885 - 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)
1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
1888 - George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"
1893 - English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy
1894 - In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
1894 - Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
1899 - 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
1904 - Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
Children's Author Beatrix PotterChildren's Author Beatrix Potter 1906 - NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
1908 - Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
1911 - Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
1912 - First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
1914 - General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
1914 - France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
1916 - Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game
1918 - Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
1918 - US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
1919 - 39th US Men's Tennis: William M Johnston beats Wm T Tilden (6-4 6-4 6-3)
1919 - British intervene in Petrograd
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.
1920 - Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
1923 - A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
1923 - NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0
1923 - Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
1927 - Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
1930 - Cambridge Theatre opens in London
1932 - 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
1933 - 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il
1933 - Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
1934 - Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
1936 - Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain
1936 - Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
1937 - Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
1938 - Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1939 - Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War
1939 - German troops move into Danzig
1939 - Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
1939 - Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated
1939 - RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen
1940 - CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
1940 - Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile
1940 - Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands
1941 - NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
1941 - US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
1941 - Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant
1942 - Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy
1944 - 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1944 - 64th US Men's Tennis: Frank Parker beats Wm F Talbert (6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3)
1944 - British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
1944 - Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
1944 - US 1st Army frees Namen
1945 - Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
1945 - US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
1948 - "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
1949 - Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
1950 - First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
1950 - D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
1950 - Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
1950 - Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
1951 - 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman
Tennis Player Vic SeixasTennis Player Vic Seixas 1951 - 71st US Men's Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-4 6-1 6-1)
1951 - NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
1951 - US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1953 - WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
1953 - WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
1954 - Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
1956 - The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage.
1957 - Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
1957 - Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1960 - -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
1961 - Carol Burnette-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio
1961 - US authorizes Agency for International Development
1962 - Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
1962 - French president De Gaulle visits German FR
1963 - Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
1964 - Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
1964 - Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)
1964 - NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
1965 - Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
1965 - KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 - Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
1966 - Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
1966 - Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)
1967 - 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis 1967 - Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1967 - Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
1968 - Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
1970 - -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)
1970 - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single
1970 - Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
1970 - Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
1970 - An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast
1971 - Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
1972 - US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1972 - Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.
1973 - William E Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
1974 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1975 - The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
1976 - Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
1977 - "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
1977 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
1978 - Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405
1978 - NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)
1978 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1979 - India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
1979 - Iran army conquerors Baneh
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 1980 - Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden)
1981 - Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7
1981 - Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
1981 - Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3)
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 - "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 perfs
1983 - 83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
1983 - Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
1983 - Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
1984 - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
1985 - Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
1985 - NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games
1986 - 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 - Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos
1988 - Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY
1988 - Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1989 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1989 - Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219
1991 - "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
1991 - Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes
1991 - Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings
1992 - "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
1993 - Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium
1993 - Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM
1994 - Bulgarian government of Berov falls
1994 - Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats WilanderTennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander 1994 - Kansai International airport officially opens
1995 - Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000
1995 - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1995 - The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
1996 - 13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins wins
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM
1997 - 14th MTV Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck wins
1998 - Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University
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.
2012 - 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
2012 - 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
2012 - Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
2012 - Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed
2014 - Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
2014 - Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark

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