Events on Sep 4

  • 0422St. Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0476Romulus Augustulus, last Roman Emperor in west, is deposed
  • 1024Conrad II the Sailor chosen German King
  • 1260Battle at Montaperti-Guelfen vs. Ghibellijnen
  • 1414Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless and Armagnacs
  • 1571Catholic coup in Scotland
  • 1618"Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed
  • 1682English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet
  • 1695French garrison of castle Names surrenders for Willem III
  • 1778City Amsterdam signs trade agreement with US rebels
  • 1781Los Angeles founded by 44 in Bahia de las Fumas, (Valley of Smokes)
  • 18051st edition of Batavian State-Current published
  • 1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
  • 18131st US relig newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
  • 18331st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
  • 1854English / French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • 1862Gen Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops
  • 1862North Beach and Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • 1864Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • 18661st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
  • 18703rd French Republic proclaimed as they overthrow their King
  • 18851st cafeteria opens (NYC)
  • 1886Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
  • 1888George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera and registers "Kodak"
  • 1893English Author Beatrix Potter 1st tells the story of Peter Rabbit
  • 1894In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
  • 1894Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
  • 18998.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay, Alaska
  • 1904Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • 1906New York Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader

Born on Sep 4

  • 1249Amadeus V de Great: Count of Flanders / Savoy
  • 1383Amadeus VIII: Duke of Savoye / last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)
  • 1596Constantine Huygens: Dutch poet / diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • 1622Jacob Hintze: Composer
  • 1647Gerard Noodt: Dutch lawyer
  • 1736Robert Raikes: England, United Kingdom -- Sunday school pioneer
  • 1746Bernardus Bosch: Dutch Patriot / poet / writer, baptised
  • 1761Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen: Composer
  • 1778Louis Napoleon: French King of the Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1793Edward Bates: Attorney General (Union), died in 1869
  • 1795Friedrich [August] von Alberti: German geologist (Triasic Age)
  • 1802Marcus Whitman: Missionary, led to US securing Oregon
  • 1803Sarah Childress Polk: 1st lady (1845-1849)
  • 1810Donald McKay: US naval architect (built fastest clipper ships)
  • 1815Andreas I Schaepman: Archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
  • 1815Mihaly Mosonyi: Composer
  • 1824Anton Bruckner: Austria -- Wagner disciple and monumental bore / composer
  • 1824Phoebe Cary: Cincinnati, Ohio -- American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary)
  • 1825Dadabhai Naoroji: 1st Indian in British parliament
  • 1843Charles Wentworth Dilke: English under Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1843Jan Levoslav Bella: Composer
  • 1846Daniel Burnham: United States -- Architect / built skyscrapers
  • 1848Lewis H Latimer: Inventor / engineer
  • 1850Luigi Cadorna: Italian Field Marshal / Earl (WWI-Caporetto)
  • 1851John Dillon: Irish nationalist / British Lower house member
  • 1853Hermann von Wissmann: German Africa explorer / Governor East-Africa
  • 1859Edoardo Mascheroni: Composer
  • 1869Geert A D Wumkes: Frisian theologist / writer (Frision Movement)
  • 1870Friedrich Panzer: German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • 1872[Rosalie] Julia Cuypers: Flemish actress / Wife of Joseph of Lyre

Died on Sep 4

  • 0422Boniface I: Italian Bishop of Rome
  • 0454Dioscorus van Alexandria: Patriarch (council of Efeze)
  • 1085Irmgarde van Keulen: German countress of Aspel / saint
  • 1553Cornelia da Nomatalcino: Monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
  • 1571Earl of Lennox: Regent of Scotland, murdered
  • 1588Robert Dudley: Earl of Leicester, dies at 87
  • 1644John Wtenbogaert: Theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • 1709Jean-Francois Regnard: French comedic Poet / slave in Algeria
  • 1759Girolamo Chiti: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1784Cesar F Cassini "the Thury": French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • 1828Cornelis Stevens: Belgian RC foreman / polemist, dies at 80
  • 1853Jonathan Blewitt: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1903Herman Zumpe: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1905Pierre de Braza: Founder (French Congo)
  • 1907Edvard Grieg: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1907Edvard Hagerup Grieg: Norwegian Composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • 1918Max Dauthendy: German Painter / Author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51
  • 1922Georges Sorel: French social philosopher, dies at 74
  • 1937Giovanni Salviucci: Composer, dies at 29
  • 1938Clifford Dempsey: Actor (Salute), dies at 73
  • 1944Izaak van der Horst: Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1946Paul Lincke: German Composer / conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 1960Alfred E Green: Director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • 1963Robert Schuman: French Premier / chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
  • 1964W Bergengruen: Writer, dies at 71
  • 1965Albert Schweitzer: German / French Missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • 1970James M Taylor: USAF / Astronaut, dies at 39
  • 1974Creighton W Abrams: US General / army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • 1974Marcel Achard: French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • 1975Walter Tetley: Cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60

Historical events on September 5

  • 1198Philips van Zwaben Hohenstaufen crowned King of Roman Catholic Germany
  • 15192nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernan Cortes vs. Tlascala Aztecs
  • 1550William Cecil appoints himself English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1596Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • 1622Richelieu becomes Cardinal
  • 1644Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
  • 1661French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested
  • 1725French King Louis XV marries Polish Princess Mary Lesczynski
  • 1750Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • 17741st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia
  • 1781Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, traps Cornwallis
  • 1786Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • 1793In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins
  • 1795US-Algiers sign peace treaty
  • 1796General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy
  • 1798New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 1800Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1836Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas
  • 1838Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
  • 1862Lee crosses Potomac and enters Maryland
  • 1863Bread revolt in Mobile Alabama
  • 1864British, French and Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1877Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas
  • 188210,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in New York City
  • 18851st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
  • 1887Gas lamp at Theater Royal in Exeter catches fire killing about 200
  • 1895George Washington Murray elected to Congress from South Carolina
  • 1900France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • 1901National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • 1905Treaty of Portsmouth USA, ends Russo-Japanese War

Born on September 5

  • 1187Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion]: King of France (1223-26)
  • 1319Pedro IV: King of Aragon
  • 1600Loreto Vittori: Composer
  • 1644Gillis Schey: Dutch Admiral (battle at Lowestoft)
  • 1666Gottfried Arnold: German theologist / historian / songwriter
  • 1688Lukas Fencer: Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1694Frantisek Antonin Mica: Composer
  • 1734Jean-Benjamin de La Borde: Composer
  • 1735Johann Christian Bach: Composer, Son of JS Bach (English Bach)
  • 1737Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann: Composer
  • 1750Robert Fergusson: Scottish poet (Scots poems)
  • 1767August Wilhelm Schlegel: German poet / translator / critic
  • 1771Charles L J: Archduke of Austria / Gov (Austria Netherland)
  • 1791Giacomo Meyerbeer: Vogelsdorf, Germany -- Composer (Golt Und Die Natur)
  • 1792Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault: Composer
  • 1815Carl Wilhelm: Composer
  • 1815Tyree Harris Bell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
  • 1842Louis F J Bouwmeester: Dutch actor (Shakespeare)
  • 1846John W Cromwell: Secy (American Negro Academy)
  • 1848Manuel Giro: Composer
  • 1856Jacobus C J Hermans: Actor (7th Command)
  • 1867Amy Marcy Cheney Beach: Composer
  • 1875Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie: Rhode Island, United States -- Hall of fame shortstop (.426 in 1901)
  • 1877O W Albert Roelofs: Dutch painter / etcher
  • 1881Otto Bauer: Austrian social-democrat
  • 1883Otto E Deutsch: Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier)
  • 1885John Raedecker: Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)
  • 1888Sarvepalli Radhakrishan: President (India) / philosopher
  • 1890Albert H Edelkoort: Theologist (Zondebesef)
  • 1892Joseph Szigeti: Budapest, Hungary -- Violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933)

Died on September 5

  • 1235Henry I: Duke of Brabant
  • 1548Catharine Parr: Queen of England / Wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36
  • 1566Suleiman I: Great Law Giver, Sultan of Turkey (1520-66), dies at 71
  • 1569Pieter Bruegel: South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 1572Pieter Tichelmann: Flemish Franciscan, dies at about 71
  • 1659Pieter de Carpentier: Flemish Governor-General of the Netherlands East-Indies, dies at 71
  • 1683Jean-Baptiste Colbert: French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 1684John Uytenhage van Lacks: Lawyer / author, drowned at 48
  • 1803Francois Devienne: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1858Moritz G [Moses] Saphir: Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • 1859W Friedrich Olivier: German landscape painter, dies at 68
  • 1877Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko]: Last great Sioux war chief, dies at 27
  • 1890Ludwig Deppe: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1898Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds: Disguised as man fought for union
  • 1910Franz Xaver Haberl: German priest / musicologist, dies at 70
  • 1910Julian Edwards: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1920Robert Harron: Actor (Intolerance), accidental shot to death at 27
  • 1932Paul Bern: Husband of Jean Harlow
  • 1939Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast: Dutch actor / director (Two Boys), dies at 67
  • 1944Willem M Groenewegen: Resistance fighter, executed
  • 1968Juan Jose Castro: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1969Henk Bijvanck: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1969Mitchell Ayres: Orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1972Josef Romano: Israeli olympian, murdered
  • 1972Mosje Weinberg: Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • 1980Barbara Loden: Actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • 1981Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi: Prosecutor-General of Iran, assassinated
  • 1982Maurice Naessens: Belgian banker, dies at 73
  • 1990Beppo Brem: Actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1992Billy Herman: 2nd baseman / manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83