Today in History, English
Today in History, English

100771September 4Death2014 – Joan Rivers, American comedian and television host (b. 1933)
100772September 4Death2015 – Graham Brazier, New Zealand singer-songwriter (Hello Sailor) (b. 1952)
100773September 4Death2015 – Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Nepalese dwarf (b. 1939)
100774September 4Death2015 – Jean Darling, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
100775September 4Death2015 – Wilfred de Souza, Indian surgeon and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Goa (b. 1927)
100776September 4Death2015 – Warren Murphy, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
100777September 4Death2015 – Rico Rodriguez, Cuban-English trombonist (Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) (b. 1934)
100778September 4Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Blessed Catherine of RacconigiMoses and Aaron (Lutheran Church and Eastern Orthodox Church)Paul Jones (Episcopal Church)RosaliaRose of ViterboUltan of ArdbraccanSeptember 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
100779September 4Holiday and observanceImmigrant's Day (Argentina)
100780September 4Holiday and observanceNewspaper Carrier Day (United States)
100781September 5Event917 – Liu Yan declares himself emperor, establishing the Southern Han state in southern China, at his capital of Panyu.
100782September 5Event1590 – Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to lift the siege of Paris.
100783September 5Event1661 – Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king's musketeers.
100784September 5Event1666 – Great Fire of London ends: Ten thousand buildings including St Paul's Cathedral are destroyed, but only six people are known to have died.
100785September 5Event1697 – War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville defeated an English squadron at the Battle of Hudson's Bay.
100786September 5Event1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
100787September 5Event1725 – Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
100788September 5Event1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.
100789September 5Event1781 – Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.
100790September 5Event1793 – French Revolution: The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
100791September 5Event1798 – Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
100792September 5Event1812 – War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac's forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort's outhouses.
100793September 5Event1816 – Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").
100794September 5Event1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
100795September 5Event1839 – The United Kingdom declares war on the Qing dynasty of China.
100796September 5Event1840 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
100797September 5Event1862 – American Civil War: The Potomac River is crossed at White's Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
100798September 5Event1862 – James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
100799September 5Event1864 – François Achille Bazaine becomes Marshal of France.
100800September 5Event1877 – American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

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