Saturday, April 13, 2024 (Week 15)

September 4 in History

What happened on September 4 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 4 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 4 in history.

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1998
Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
1975
Sinai II Agreement between Egypt and Israel pledges that conflicts between the two countries “shall not be resolved by military force but by peaceful means.”
1972
Mark Spitz becomes first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.
1967
Operation Swift begins as US Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.
1957
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.
1951
The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
1945
The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
1944
British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
1943
Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea.
1942
Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war’s first air raid on the Hungarian capital.
1941
German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.
1915
The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.
1893
Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess’ son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.
1886
Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz.
1881
The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1870
A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1862
Robert E. Lee‘s Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign.
1820
Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
1804
USS Intrepid explodes while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.
1790
Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France.
1787
Louis XVI of France recalls parliament.
1781
Los Angeles, first an Indian village Yangma, is founded by Spanish decree.
1479
After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa’s west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain’s rights in the Canary Islands.
1260
At the Battle of Montaperto in Italy, the Tuscan Ghibellines, who support the emperor, defeat the Florentine Guelfs, who support papal power.