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The 4t o September is the 247t day o the year (248t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 118 days bidin.
- 1774 - James Cook reaches New Caledon in the Paceefic Ocean. He names it efter an auld name for Scotland. It is nou a French overseas territory.
- 1781 - The ceety o Los Angeles, Californie, is foondit by 44 Spainyie settlers.
- 1867 - The Inglis fitbaw team Sheffield Wednesday F.C. is foondit.
- 1890 - The ceety o Thessaloniki, in present-day Greece, is heavily damaged bi fire.
- 1964 - The Forth Road Brig is openit for traffic.
- 1970 - Salvador Allende is electit Preses o Chile.
- 1972 - Soummer Mark Spitz wins his 7t gowd medal o the 1972 Simmer Olympics in Munich.
- 1974 - The Unitit States stairts diplomatic relations wi East Germany.
- 1989 - East Germany's Monanday protests stairt in Leipzig.
- 1998 - Google is foondit bi Larry Page an Sergey Brin.
- 1999 - A car bomb ootside a residential biggin in Buinaksk, Dagestan, Soothren Roushie, kills 64 fowk.
- 2006 - Australian naituralist Steve Irwin is kilt bi a stingray off the Queensland coast.
- 2009 - An airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan kills 142 fowk.
- 2010 - A yirdquauk causes a lot o damage tae the New Zealand ceety o Christchurch.
- 2017 - The Queensferry Crossing, connectin Fife an Lowden, is offeecially opened bi Queen Elizabeth II, 53 year tae the day efter the openin o the neighbourin Forth Road Brig.
- 2018 - The Scotland weemen's naitional fitbaw team qualifies for its first Warld Cup, efter defeatin Albanie 2-1 away.
- 2020 - Pape Benedict XVI, wha demittit in 2013, becomes the langest-lived Pape in histerie.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: Indie reaches 4 million recordit cases.
- 973 - Al-Biruni, Persie polymath (d. 1048)
- 1241 - Alexander III o Scotland (d. 1286)
- 1563 - Wanli Emperor o Cheenae (d. 1620)
- 1809 - Juliusz Slowacki, Pols poet (d. 1849)
- 1824 - Anton Bruckner, Austrick componer (d. 1896)
- 1838 - William Gibson Sloan, Scots missionary in the Faroe Islands (d. 1914)
- 1878 - Arthur Ramsay, 14t Yerl o Dawhoosie, Scots peer an sodger (d. 1928)
- 1892 - Darius Milhaud, French componer (d. 1974)
- 1896 - Antonin Artaud, French dramatist, poet an essayist (d. 1948)
- 1913 - Kenzo Tange, Japanese airchitect (d. 2005)
- 1918 - Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)
- 1925 - John McKenzie, Scots fitbawer (d. 2017)
- 1927 - John McCarthy, American computer scientist (d. 2011)
- 1933 - Jim Clunie, Scots fitbawer (d. 2003)
- 1934 - Eduard Khil, Roushie baritone sangster (d. 2012)
- 1937 - Dawn Fraser, Australian soummer
- 1953 - Fatih Terim, Turkis fitbawer an manager
- 1962 - Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese stem cell researcher
- 1969 - Giorgi Margvelashvili, umwhile Preses o Georgie
- 1975 - Mark Ronson, Inglis music producer
- 1976 - Kirsty Hume, Scots model
- 1977 - Lucie Silvas, Inglis sangster
- 1981 - Beyoncé, American sangster an actress
- 1985 - Raúl Albiol, Spaingie fitbawer
- 1988 - Ryan Flynn, Scots fitbawer
- 1989 - Barry Douglas, Scots fitbawer
- 1526 - John Stewart, 3rd Yerl o Lennox, Scots magnate (b. 1490)
- 1808 - John Home, Scots meenister, sodger an author (b. 1722)
- 1852 - William MacGillivray, Scots naituralist an zoologist (b. 1796)
- 1907 - Edvard Grieg, Norse componer (b. 1843)
- 1914 - William Gibson Sloan, Scots missionary in the Faroe Islands (b. 1838)
- 1963 - Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-French politeecian (b. 1886)
- 1965 - Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian missionary an doctor (b. 1875)
- 1989 - Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (b. 1903)
- 1998 - Charles Kemball, Scots chemist (b. 1923)
- 2006 - Steve Irwin, Australian naituralist an telly personality (b. 1962)
- 2007 - John Scott, 9t Duke o Buccleuch, Scots peer, politeecian an laundawner (b. 1923)
- 2014 - Joan Rivers, American actress an comedienne (b. 1933)
- Immigrant's Day (Argentinae)
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