Today in History, English
Today in History, English

100441September 4Event1967 – Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
100442September 4Event1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
100443September 4Event1971 – Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
100444September 4Event1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
100445September 4Event1975 – The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.
100446September 4Event1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.
100447September 4Event1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
100448September 4Event1989 – In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
100449September 4Event1996 – War on Drugs: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack a military base in Guaviare, starting three weeks of guerrilla warfare in which at least 130 Colombians are killed.
100450September 4Event1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
100451September 4Event2001 – Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
100452September 4Event2007 – Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
100453September 4Event2010 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.
100454September 4Birth1241 – Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
100455September 4Birth1383 – Antipope Felix V (d. 1451)
100456September 4Birth1454 – Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1483)
100457September 4Birth1557 – Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (d. 1631)
100458September 4Birth1563 – Wanli Emperor of China (d. 1620)
100459September 4Birth1596 – Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)
100460September 4Birth1681 – Carl Heinrich Biber, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1749)
100461September 4Birth1717 – Job Orton, English minister and author (d. 1783)
100462September 4Birth1755 – Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (d. 1810)
100463September 4Birth1768 – François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France (d. 1848)
100464September 4Birth1776 – Stephen Whitney, American businessman (d. 1860)
100465September 4Birth1798 – Raynold Kaufgetz, Swiss soldier, economist, and politician (d. 1869)
100466September 4Birth1803 – Sarah Childress Polk, American wife of James K. Polk, 14th First Lady of the United States (d. 1891)
100467September 4Birth1809 – Manuel Montt, Chilean scholar and politician, 6th President of Chile (d. 1880)
100468September 4Birth1809 – Juliusz Słowacki, Polish poet and playwright (d. 1849)
100469September 4Birth1824 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)
100470September 4Birth1825 – Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1917)

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