Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 4
This is a list of selected September 4 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1957 – Amid considerable publicity, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel, which became synonymous with failure.||refimprove|
|1972 – Mark Spitz won his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics, setting new world records with each victory in each event.||Need to verify date, unreferenced section|
|2007 – Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda were arrested in Germany after planning attacks on both Frankfurt Airport and Ramstein Air Base.||outdated|
- 476 – Germanic leader Odoacer captured Ravenna, the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and deposed Emperor Romulus Augustus.
- 1479 – The Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon signed the Treaty of Alcáçovas with Afonso V of Portugal and his son, John to end the War of the Castilian Succession.
- 1781 – Los Angeles was founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula by 44 Spanish settlers.
- 1812 – War of 1812: A coalition of Native American tribes began the Siege of Fort Harrison in Terre Haute, Indiana, by setting the fort on fire.
- 1843 – Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies married Pedro II of Brazil at a state ceremony.
- 1886 – After over 25 years of fighting against the United States Army and the armed forces of Mexico, Geronimo of the Chiricahua Apache surrendered at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
- 1912 – The Albanian Revolt of 1912 came to an end when the Ottoman government agreed to meet the rebels' demands.
- 1949 – Anti-communist riots erupted after a concert by Paul Robeson near Peekskill, New York, US.
- 1957 – Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to prevent nine African American students from attending Little Rock's Central High School.
- 1971 – Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashed into a mountain near Juneau, Alaska, US, killing all 111 people on board.
- 1998 – Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in Menlo Park, California, to promote the web search engine that they developed as Stanford University students.
- 2010 – A 7.1 Mw earthquake struck South Island, New Zealand, causing up to NZ$3.5 billion in damages.
- 1260 – Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: Siena Ghibellines defeated the Florence Guelphs at the Battle of Montaperti thanks to an act of treachery, which was immortalised in Dante's Divine Comedy.
- 1774 – British explorer James Cook became the first European to sight the island of New Caledonia.
- 1888 – American inventor George Eastman (pictured) registered the trademark "Kodak" after receiving a patent for his roll film camera.
- 1964 – The Forth Road Bridge crossing the Firth of Forth in Scotland opened to traffic.
- 1984 – The Progressive Conservative Party led by Brian Mulroney won the largest majority government by total number of seats in Canadian history during the federal election.