September 4 Events in History - September 4 Birthdays - September 4 Deaths
2014 Movie studio Warner Brothers announces plans to lay off employees and reduce costs in order to improve efficiency; parent company Time Warner Inc. is seeking improvements across its divisions after rejecting a buyout offer by Rupert Murdoch earlier this year
2014 Joan Rivers dies at age 81; the outspoken comedienne passed after complications from surgery on her vocal cords
2013 A resolution authorizing limited U.S. military intervention in Syria is approved by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
2013 Syria's former defense minister, Ali Habib Mahmud is reported to have defected to Turkey
2012 Ahead of his cabinet and his December 1st inauguration, Mexico's President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico names his 'transition team'
2012 Scientists create a 'magic carpet' using optical fibers to help prevent elderly people from falling by detecting when unusual footsteps are taken
2011 A new world record is set by Jamaica's 4x100-meter relay team of Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake
2011 Sonya Thomas is declared the winner of the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championship after consuming 183 Buffalo wings in 12 minutes
2010 The 2010 Canterbury earthquake leads the town of Christchurch, New Zealand, to declare a curfew and state of emergency
2010 Iran's Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, convicted of adultery and sentenced to death, faces the whip
2009 North Korea claims it has entered the final phase of uranium enrichment, tells the United Nations it is open to dialogue
2004 Hurricane Frances hits Florida, causing $40 billion in damage.
1997 14th MTV Awards
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville, Kentucky on WTFX 100.5 FM
1996 13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett and Smashing Pumpkins wins
1995 Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000
1995 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1994 Bulgarian government of Berov falls
1994 Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion
1994 Kansai International airport officially opens
1993 Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium
1993 Miklos Horthy appointed Hungarian admiral
1993 Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hours 1 minutes U.S. Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM
1992 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC and PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
1991 "Most Happy Fella" opens at New York State Theater New York City
1991 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in New Jersey, closes
1991 Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris home run record and determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings
1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1989 Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219
1988 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills, New York
1988 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game
1986 189.42 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos
1985 Igor Paklin of U.S.S.R. set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
1985 New York Mets Gary Carter's 2 home runs ties record of 5 home runs in 2 games
1984 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
1983 "Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale New York City after 747 performances
1983 83rd U.S. 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)
1982 Arson fire engulfs apt-hotel in LA, 25 die
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
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 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Yes performs its last concert (MSG)
1979 India need 438 to win vs. England, game ends at 8-429
1979 Iran army conquerors Baneh
1978 Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405
1978 New York Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)
1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1977 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 527 performances
1977 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
1976 Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
1974 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1973 William E. Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
1972 U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
1970 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single
1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
1970 Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
1968 Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
1967 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
1967 Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1967 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
1966 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
1966 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)
1965 Beatles' "Help!," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1965 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 Rock group Who's wan is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
1964 Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
1964 Longest bridge in Europe opens (Scottish 4th Road Bridge)
1964 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
1962 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
1962 French president De Gaulle visits West Germany
1961 Carol Burnette - Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio
1961 U.S. authorizes Agency for International Development
1960 Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean and US
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
1954 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed
1954 Peter B Cortese of U.S. achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
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 Yankees become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
1951 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Truman
1951 71st U.S. Mens Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas, Jr. (64 61 61)
1951 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
1951 President Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1950 1st 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
1949 Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
1948 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 308 performances
1948 Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
1945 Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
1945 U.S. regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
1944 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
1944 64th U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank Parker beats Wm F Talbert (64 36 63 63)
1944 British 2nd Armoured pantzer division frees Antwerp
1944 Finland breaks diplomatic contact with nazi-Germany
1944 U.S. 1st Army frees Namen
1943 British 8th army lands at Taranto South Italy
1942 Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 New York Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
1941 U.S. destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
1941 Yankees beat Red Sox 6-3 and clinch their 12th and earliest pennant
1940 Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile
1940 Mussert sends telegram, that Hitler has captured the Dutch
1940 Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands
1939 Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Netherlands in a State of War
1939 German submarine U-30 sinks British passenger ship Athenia
1939 German troops move into Danzig
1939 Netherlands and Belgium declare neutrality
1939 Polish ghetto of Mir is exterminated
1939 RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen
1938 Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
1937 Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
1936 Franco troops conquer Irun and Talavera de la Reina Spain
1936 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
1934 Bradman scores 149* Australia vs. England XI, 104 minutes, 17 fours 4 sixes
1933 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il
1933 Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
1932 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller Golf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
1930 Cambridge Theater opens in London
1927 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
1923 A Charlot and N Cowards revue "London Calling," premieres in London
1923 New York Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
1919 39th U.S. Mens Tennis: William M Johnston beats Wm T Tilden (64 64 63)
1919 British intervene in Petrograd
1918 Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
1918 U.S. troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
1916 Christy Mathewson and Mordecai Brown final baseball game
1914 British, French and Russian government sign Pact of London, against Germany
1914 General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
1912 1st accident (collision) in Londoner Underground: 22 injured person
1911 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
1908 Caledonia and Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
1906 New York Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
1904 Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
1899 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay, Alaska
1894 In New York City, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
1894 Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
1893 English author Beatrix Potter 1st tells the story of Peter Rabbit
1888 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera and registers "Kodak"
1886 Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
1885 1st cafeteria opens (New York City)
1882 1st district lit by electricity (NY's Pearl Street Station)
1870 3rd French republic proclaimed as they overthrow their king
1866 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
1864 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
1862 General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops
1862 North Beach and Mission Railway Company organized in SF
1854 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
1842 Work on Koln cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
1833 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
1813 1st U.S. relig newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
1807 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
1805 1st edition of Batavian State-Current published
1786 Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
1781 Los Angeles founded by 44 in Bahia de las Fumas, (Valley of Smokes)
1778 City Amsterdam signs trade agreement with U.S. rebels
1695 French garrison of castle Names surrenders for Willem III
1682 English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet
1618 "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed
1571 Catholic coup in Scotland
1479 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castilie
1414 Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless and Armagnacs
1282 King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily
1260 Battle at Montaperti-Guelfen vs Ghibellijnen
1024 Conrad II the Sailor chosen German king
476 Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed
422 St. Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope