1824 – Anton Bruckner the Austrian composer was born on the 4th September 1824 (died 1896).
1884 – The United Kingdom ended its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia on the 4th September 1884.
1888 – George Eastman registered the trademark Kodak on the 4th September 1888, and received a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
1901 – William Lyons the English industrialist, businessman and co-founder of Jaguar cars was born on the 4th September 1901 (died 1985).
1905 – Walter Zapp the Baltic German inventor was born on the 4th September 1905 (died 2003).
1923 – Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah, was on the 4th September 1923.
1928 – Dick York the American actor was born on the 4th September 1928 (died 1992).
1937 ~ Dawn Fraser (AO|MBE) the Australian champion swimmer was born in Balmain on the 4th September 1937. Dawn Fraser is one of only 3 swimmers to win the same Olympic event 3 times.
1949 – Darryl Cotton the Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born on the 4th September 1949 (died 2012). Darryl Cotton also performed in Zoot and Cotton Keays & Morris.
1950 – Darlington Raceway was the site of the inaugural Southern 500 was on the 4th September 1950, becoming the 1st 500-mile NASCAR race.
1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast took place on the 4th September 1951, in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
1957 – The Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel on the 4th September 1957.
1959 – Kevin Harrington the Australian actor was born on the 4th September 1959.
1959 – Armin Kogler the Austrian ski jumper was born on the 4th September 1959.
1964 – Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opened on the 4th September 1964.
1969 – Noah Taylor the English-Australian actor was born on the 4th September 1969.
1971 – Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashed near Juneau, Alaska on the 4th September 1971, killing all 111 people on board.
1972 – Mark Spitz became the 1st competitor to win 7 medals at a single Olympic Games on the 4th September 1972.
1974 – Carmit Bachar the American singer from the Pussycat Dolls was born on the 4th September 1974.
1976 ~ Samantha Armytage the Australian journalist and television news presenter was born on the 4th September 1976 (not 1977 as suggested by Wikipedia, but as quoted by Samantha Armytage on Sunrise TV on the 19/8/13). Samantha Armytage became the co-host of Sunrise in 2013 alongside David Koch, when it was announced in June 2013 that she was the replacement for Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle.
1981 – Beyoncé Knowles the African-American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress was born on the 4th September 1981. Beyoncé began her music career aged 16 sixteen as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child.
1998 – Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the 4th September 1998.
2001 – Tokyo DisneySea opened to the public on the 4th September 2001, as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
2010 – Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35am on the 4th September 2010.
Today in History for September 4th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…