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    What happened on September 4

    • September 4, 0422 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • September 4, 0476 "Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed"

    • September 4, 0476 "Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy."

    • September 4, 1260 "The Senese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of King Manfred of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti."

    • September 4, 1609 Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan (or 0911)

    • September 4, 1618 """Rodi"" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed"

    • September 4, 1781 "Los Angeles founded in Bahia de las Fumas by 44 settlers, (Valley of Smokes)"

    • September 4, 1833 The first newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty-NY Sun)

    • September 4, 1842 Work on Kln cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus

    • September 4, 1862 "Civil War Maryland Campaign Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his move taking the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North crossing the Potomac at Whites Ford."

    • September 4, 1862 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in SF

    • September 4, 1864 "Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama"

    • September 4, 1866 The first Hawaiian daily newspaper published

    • September 4, 1870 3rd French republic proclaimed as they overthrow their king

    • September 4, 1870 Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.

    • September 4, 1882 The first district lit by electricty (NY's Pearl Street Station)

    • September 4, 1884 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.

    • September 4, 1885 The first buffet in the US opens in New York City.

    • September 4, 1885 The first cafeteria opens (NYC)

    • September 4, 1886 "Geronimo is captured, ending last major US-Indian war"

    • September 4, 1886 "Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his remaining warriors to General Nelson Miles in Arizona."

    • September 4, 1888 "George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a US patent for his camera that uses roll film."

    • September 4, 1894 "In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions."

    • September 4, 1911 "Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)"

    • September 4, 1916 Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game

    • September 4, 1918 "US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months"

    • September 4, 1919 "Mustafa Kemal Atatrk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathered a congress in Sivas to take decisions of the future of Anatolia and Thrace."

    • September 4, 1923 "Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah."

    • September 4, 1927 "Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour"

    • September 4, 1937 "Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)"

    • September 4, 1939 The Polish ghetto of Mir is exterminated

    • September 4, 1939 World War II: Japan declares neutrality in European war.

    • September 4, 1943 "Australians land near Lae, New Guinea"

    • September 4, 1945 Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded

    • September 4, 1949 Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)

    • September 4, 1949 "The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, NY."

    • September 4, 1950 "D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna"

    • September 4, 1950 "Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race."

    • September 4, 1950 The first helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines (Korea)

    • September 4, 1951 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network

    • September 4, 1951 "The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference."

    • September 4, 1953 Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel.

    • September 4, 1954 "Peter B Cortese of the US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania"

    • September 4, 1954 "The first passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed"

    • September 4, 1956 "The IBM RAMAC 305, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage, was introduced."

    • September 4, 1957 Ford Motor Co introduces the Edsel

    • September 4, 1961 US authorizes Agency for International Development

    • September 4, 1962 "Beatles record ""How Do You Do It"""

    • September 4, 1963 "Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Drrensch, Switzerland, killing all on board."

    • September 4, 1964 "Forth Road Bridge opens in England over the ""Firth of Forth"""

    • September 4, 1964 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)

    • September 4, 1964 "Scotland's Forth Road Bridge, near Edinburgh, officially opens."

    • September 4, 1964 "The now-classic comedy, Gilligan's Island, debuts on CBS-TV."

    • September 4, 1965 "Albert Schweitzer, missionary-doctor, dies."

    • September 4, 1965 "Beatles' ""Help!,"" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks"

    • September 4, 1967 "6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200"

    • September 4, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You

    • September 4, 1970 "Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha receives the ""Robe of Faghr"" (prophet Muhammad's cloak) and is officially appointed as the 42nd master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi order by his father, Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha."

    • September 4, 1971 ABC-TV pulls the plug on The Lawrence Welk Show after 13 seasons.

    • September 4, 1971 "Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)"

    • September 4, 1972 "Mark Spitz wins his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to do so. Spitz swam in only seven events and set world records in each one."

    • September 4, 1972 "Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person in history to win seven gold medals, winning the 400-meter relay at Munich, GVany."

    • September 4, 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.

    • September 4, 1975 The Sinai Interim Agreement concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.

    • September 4, 1976 Number one hit on UK music charts - Abba - Dancing Queen

    • September 4, 1981 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC

    • September 4, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

    • September 4, 1983 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship

    • September 4, 1983 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)

    • September 4, 1984 Brian Mulroney leads the Progressive Conservative Party to power in Canada in the 1984 federal election and ending 20 years of nearly uninterrupted Liberal rule.

    • September 4, 1986 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

    • September 4, 1988 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

    • September 4, 1990 "Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186"

    • September 4, 1991 "Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, the last drive-in in NJ, closes"

    • September 4, 1995 "The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance."

    • September 4, 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."

    • September 4, 1997 "Huron Central Railway, owned by Genessee Rail-One, takes over operation of the former CP line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, Ont."

    • September 4, 1997 "RaiLink-Lakeland & Waterways takes over the former CN lines in northeastern Alberta from Boyle to Lynton, near Fort McMurray. Agreement was reached on 2 September, operation commenced on 4 September and formal transfer took place on November 24."

    • September 4, 2010 "A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch, New Zealand, sending people into the streets as windows exploded, water mains broke and buildings crumbled."







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