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September 4 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 4. The list is arranged in chronological order.

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  • 476
    Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself “King of Italy”, thus ending the Western Roman Empire.
  • 626
    Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China.
  • 1260
    The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1479
    The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal.
  • 1666
    In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 1774
    New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1781
    Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 1797
    Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1800
    The French garrison in Valletta surrenders to British troops who had been called at the invitation of the Maltese. The islands of Malta and Gozo become the Malta Protectorate.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
  • 1862
    American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 1870
    Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
  • 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.
  • 1886
    American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 1888
    George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 1912
    Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • 1939
    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.
  • 1941
    World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.
  • 1944
    World War II: The British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
  • 1944
    World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1948
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1949
    The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 1950
    Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1951
    The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
  • 1957
    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.
  • 1957
    The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
  • 1963
    Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 1964
    Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.

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