September 04: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 4, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 247th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 4. The first flight of the United States’ first airship took place on this day, Salvador Allende was elected President of Chile, and The Price Is Right aired on CBS.

Virgo is the zodiac sign for September 4th. Beyonce, Damon Wayans, and Max Greenfield all have famous birthdays. National Wildlife Day is celebrated on September 4th.


Happy Birthday! (September 04, 1768)
François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France. photo source:


(September 04, 1781)
On this day in 1781, Spanish immigrants laid claim to what is now Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States and the home of Hollywood, whose name is linked with the American motion-picture industry.

(September 04, 1888)
George Eastman patents the trademark Kodak and registers it as a trademark after filing for a patent on his camera that uses roll film. photo source:

(September 04, 1998)
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both Stanford University students, founded the American search engine firm, Google. photo source:

(September 04, 2006)
Steve Irwin, the flamboyant and risk-taking host of The Crocodile Hunter (1992–2006) and associated films, was killed by a deadly bull stingray. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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