4 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • François René de Chateaubriand, 1768
  • Anton Bruckner, 1824
  • Darius Milhaud, 1892
  • Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 1893
  • Antonin Artaud, 1896
  • Edward Dmytryk, 1908
  • Henry Ford II, 1917
  • Paul Harvey, 1918
  • Craig Claiborne, 1920
  • Mitzi Gaynor, 1931
  • Tom Watson, 1949
  • Damon Wayans, 1960
  • Mike Piazza, 1968
  • Ione Skye, 1971
  • Beyonce Knowles, 1981

Died On This Day:

  • Robert Dudley earl of Leicester, 1588
  • Saint Peter Claver, 1654
  • Edvard Grieg, 1907
  • Albert Schweitzer, 1965
  • Hank Greenberg, 1986
  • Georges Simenon, 1989
  • Irene Dunne, 1990
  • Thomas Tryon, 1991
  • Dottie West, 1991
  • Hervé Villechaize suicide, 1993
  • William Kunstler, 1995
  • Joan Rivers, 2014

Today's Events:

  • 1733 - Royal Menagerie in the Tower of London loses its first lioness to old age.
  • 1781 - City of Los Angeles founded.
  • 1833 - New York Sun first to advertise for newsboy; 10 year-old Barney Flaherty gets job.
  • 1870 - France proclaims itself Third independent Republic after defeat of Napoleon III.
  • 1882 - Thomas A. Edison switches on first commercial electric lights in N.Y. Central Station.
  • 1888 - George Eastman patents first hand-held camera using roll film-Kodak.
  • 1909 - First Boy Scout rally in England held at Crystal Palace, South London.
  • 1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell sets new world motor speed record of 300 mph in Bluebird at Bonneville salts.
  • 1950 - Cartoonist Mort Walker premieres his comic strip 'Beetle Bailey' about goof-off Army enlistee.
  • 1957 - National Guard called out by Gov. Orville Faubus of Arkansas to stop 9 black students entering Central High.
  • 1957 - Ford introduces its new car-the '58 Edsel.
  • 1972 - Mark Spitz becomes first person to win 7 Olympic Gold Medals.
  • 1991 - F.W. de Klerk proposes new South Africa constitution and opens parliament to all races.
  • 2016 - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis making her a Catholic Saint.
  • 2018 - Amazon becomes the second American company to be worth over one trillion dollars (after Apple). Jeff Bezos becomes number one richest person in the world with $164.7 billion.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Marinus of San Marino

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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