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  • Paris, France
    Monday Sep 4, 1797

    Napoleon

    Coup of 18 Fructidor

    Paris, France
    Monday Sep 4, 1797

    Bonaparte sent General Pierre Augereau to Paris to lead a coup d'état and purge the royalists on 4 September (Coup of 18 Fructidor).




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1838

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass arrived New York City "Freedom"

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1838

    From there, because the rail line was not yet completed, he went by steamboat along the Delaware River further northeast to the "Quaker City" of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an anti-slavery stronghold. He continued to the safe house of noted abolitionist David Ruggles in New York City. His entire journey to freedom took less than 24 hours. Frederick Douglass later wrote of his arrival in New York City: I have often been asked, how I felt when first I found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity. There is scarcely anything in my experience about which I could not give a more satisfactory answer. A new world had opened upon me. If life is more than breath, and the 'quick round of blood,' I lived more in one day than in a year of my slave life. It was a time of joyous excitement which words can but tamely describe. In a letter written to a friend soon after reaching New York, I said: 'I felt as one might feel upon escape from a den of hungry lions.' Anguish and grief, like darkness and rain, may be depicted; but gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil.




  • London, England
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1888

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Travelling to London

    London, England
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1888

    On 4 September, he sailed from Bombay to London. His brother saw him off.Gandhi attended University College, London which is a constituent college of University of London.




  • Nanchang, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 1927

    Chinese Civil War

    Nationalist forces quickly reoccupied Nanchang

    Nanchang, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 1927

    On August 4, the main forces of the Red Army left Nanchang and headed southwards for an assault on Guangdong. Nationalist forces quickly reoccupied Nanchang while the remaining members of the CPC in Nanchang went into hiding.




  • Spain
    Friday Sep 4, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    The Republican government under Giral resigned

    Spain
    Friday Sep 4, 1936

    The Republic proved ineffective militarily, relying on disorganised revolutionary militias. The Republican government under Giral resigned on 4 September, unable to cope with the situation, and was replaced by a mostly Socialist organisation under Francisco Largo Caballero. The new leadership began to unify central command in the republican zone.




  • France and United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 4, 1939

    World War II

    France and Britain declared war on Germany

    France and United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 4, 1939

    The United Kingdom responded with an ultimatum to Germany to cease military operations, and on 3 September, after the ultimatum was ignored, France and Britain, along with their empires, declared war on Germany. The alliance provided no direct military support to Poland, outside of a cautious French probe into the Saarland.




  • Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 4, 1939

    Alan Turing

    Turing Reported To Bletchley Park

    Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 4, 1939

    On 4 September 1939, the day after the UK declared war on Germany, Turing reported to Bletchley Park, the wartime station of GC&CS.


  • Bletchley Park, England
    Monday Sep 4, 1939

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Turing report to Bletchley Park

    Bletchley Park, England
    Monday Sep 4, 1939

    On 4 September 1939, the day after the UK declared war on Germany, Turing reported to Bletchley Park, the wartime station of GC&CS. Specifying the bombe was the first of five major cryptanalytical advances that Turing made during the war. The others were: deducing the indicator procedure used by the German navy; developing a statistical procedure for making much more efficient use of the bombes dubbed Banburismus; developing a procedure for working out the cam settings of the wheels of the Lorenz (Tunny) dubbed Turingery and, towards the end of the war, the development of a portable secure voice scrambler at Hanslope Park that was codenamed, Delilah.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 4, 1941

    Hirohito

    The Japanese Cabinet Meeting

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 4, 1941

    On September 4, 1941, the Japanese Cabinet met to consider war plans prepared by Imperial General Headquarters.


  • Salerno, Calabria and Taranto, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    World War II

    Invasion of Italy

    Salerno, Calabria and Taranto, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    On 3 September 1943, the Western Allies invaded the Italian mainland. The invasion lasted to 17 September 1943.


  • Cassibile, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    World War II

    Italy surrendered

    Cassibile, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    The Armistice of Cassibile was an armistice signed on 3 September 1943 by Walter Bedell Smith and Giuseppe Castellano, and made public on 8 September, between the Kingdom of Italy and the Allies. The armistice was approved by both King Victor Emmanuel III and Italian Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. The armistice stipulated the surrender of Italy to the Allies.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1962

    The Beatles

    The session at EMI

    London, England
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1962

    A 4 September session at EMI yielded a recording of "Love Me Do" featuring Starr on drums, but a dissatisfied Martin hired drummer Andy White for the band's third session a week later, which produced recordings of "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me" and "P.S. I Love You".


  • Vietnam
    Thursday Sep 4, 1969

    Ho Chi Minh

    The Mourning

    Vietnam
    Thursday Sep 4, 1969

    A week of mourning for his death was decreed nationwide in North Vietnam from 4 to 11 September 1969.


  • Kosovo
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1990

    Kosovo War

    Kosovar Albanians observed a 24-hour general strike

    Kosovo
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1990

    On 4 September 1990 Kosovar Albanians observed a 24-hour general strike, virtually shutting down the province.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Sep 4, 1994

    Francesco Totti

    First Goal

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Sep 4, 1994

    Scored his first goal on 4 September 1994 in a 1–1 draw against Foggia.


  • Egypt
    Thursday Sep 4, 1997

    Ronaldinho

    World Cup U-17

    Egypt
    Thursday Sep 4, 1997

    Ronaldinho was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship in Egypt, in which he scored two goals on penalty kicks.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 4, 1998

    Google LLC

    The Company Was Incorporated

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 4, 1998

    The company was incorporated on September 4, 1998. It was based in the garage of a friend (Susan Wojcicki) in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2007

    Bank of America

    Bank of America won approval from the Federal Reserve to acquire LaSalle Bank Corporation from ABN AMRO

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2007

    On September 14, 2007, Bank of America won approval from the Federal Reserve to acquire LaSalle Bank Corporation from ABN AMRO for $21 billion. With this purchase, Bank of America possessed $1.7 trillion in assets. A Dutch court blocked the sale until it was later approved in July. The acquisition was completed on October 1, 2007.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2012

    Microsoft

    Windows Server 2012

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2012

    On September 4, 2012, Microsoft released Windows Server 2012.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Sep 4, 2013

    Xiaomi

    First Smart TV

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Sep 4, 2013

    On 5 September 2013, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced plans to launch an Android-based 47-inch 3D-capable Smart TV, which will be assembled by Sony TV manufacturer Wistron Corporation of Taiwan. The company explained the choice to take advantage of Wistron's skill as a supplier of Sony.


  • Newport, Wales, UK
    Thursday Sep 4, 2014

    NATO Establishment

    The Subsequent 2014 Wales Summit

    Newport, Wales, UK
    Thursday Sep 4, 2014

    At the subsequent 2014 Wales summit, the leaders of NATO's member states formally committed for the first time to spend the equivalent of at least 2% of their gross domestic products on defence by 2024, which had previously been only an informal guideline.


  • Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy
    Thursday Sep 4, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Immobile's first international goal

    Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy
    Thursday Sep 4, 2014

    He scored his first official international goal in the third minute of a 2–0 friendly victory against the Netherlands on 4 September 2014.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    2016 Legislative Council election, six pro-independence activists were disqualified

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 2016

    In the 2016 Legislative Council election, six pro-independence activists were disqualified, including Hong Kong Indigenous' Edward Leung and Hong Kong National Party's Chan Ho-tin, by the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC), in which the government argued that their pro-independence stances did not comply with the Basic Law Article 1 which stated that Hong Kong being an inalienable part of China and Legislative Council Ordinance (Cap. 542) § 40 which required all candidates to uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    Prince William

    Prince Louis

    London, United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    The Duchess's third pregnancy was announced on 4 September 2017; Prince Louis was born on 23 April 2018.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    Xiaomi

    First android one phone Mi A1

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    On 5 September Xiaomi released Mi A1, which is the first Android One smartphone under the slogan: Created by Xiaomi, Powered by Google. In the event key note Xiaomi stated they started working with Google for the Mi A1 Android One smartphone almost six months ago. An alternate version of the phone is also available with MIUI and is known as MI 5X.


  • China
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong independence issue made a high-profile reappearance as the banners calling for independence surfaced at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) overnight ahead of the new academic year

    China
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    On 4 September 2017, the Hong Kong independence issue made a high-profile reappearance as the banners calling for independence surfaced at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) overnight ahead of the new academic year. The school staff quickly removed them.


  • Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2018

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    The First Hungarian leader to visit the Country since It's Independence

    Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
    Tuesday Sep 4, 2018

    Jeenbekov Received the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the Cholpon-Ata State Residence the next day of the opening of The 2018 World Nomad Games, Jeenbekov thanked the prime minister for becoming the first Hungarian leader to visit the country since it's independence.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Sep 4, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Would never go to court against Home

    Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Sep 4, 2020

    Later that evening, Messi announced in an interview with Goal that he would continue in Barcelona for the final year of his contract. In the interview, Messi claimed to have informed Barcelona of his desire to leave multiple times, and club president Josep Bartomeu said Messi could decide at the end of every season if he could stay or leave, only for Bartomeu to refer to the release clause. This left Messi with two options: to stay or go to court against the club, with the player saying "I would never go to court against the club of my life".


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