Sep 4- On This Day

Sep 4- On This Day

This day in history.


SEPTEMBER

4

What Happened on September 4

Historical Events

476 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional End of the Western Roman Empire.

1609 Navigator Henry Hudson is the first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]

1781 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)

1862 General Lee begins the Maryland Campaign invading the North with 50,000 Confederate troops (US Civil war)

More Historical Events

Sep 4 in Film & TV

1936 RKO Radio Pictures releases "Swing Time", directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Sep 4 in Music

1965 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

Sep 4 in Sport

1972 US 4 x 100m medley relay team of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz & Jerry Heidenreich sets world record 3:48.16 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Games

Did You Know?

George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

On September 4, 1888

Would You Believe?

Carpet that can help prevent falls among the elderly by warning them of unusual footsteps is developed

On September 4, 2012

Sep 4- On This Day