September 4th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 4th September or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1925, 1937, 1951, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1978, 1983, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

Australia 2006 Australia "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin 4th Sept. 2006 : "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin dies whilst filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef when a stingray's barb pierced his chest. Irwin Australian environmentalist and TV personality was known for dealing with dangerous animals while educating viewers on the animals.

U.S. 1925 U.S.A. Farm Wagons Must Now Have Lights 4th Sept. 1925 : New Laws have been put in place that mean farm wagons on the road after nightfall must now be equipped with lights which must be turned on after nightfall, this has been implemented due to the increasing accidents caused by farmers during the peak corn packing season.

U.S. 1937 U.S.A. Chicago Polio Outbreak 4th September 1937 : Following the increases in Infantile Paralysis ( Polio ) in Chicago the city health department have made statements that the epidemic is under control but schools will continue to left closed indefinitely.
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U.S. 1951 U.S.A. President Harry S. Truman 4th Sept. 1951 : President Harry S. Truman’s speech from San Francisco is broadcast across the nation, marking the first time a television program was broadcast from coast to coast
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U.S. 1957 U.S.A. The National Guard Little Rock 4th Sept. 1957 : The National Guard on the order of Governor Orval Faubus is used to prevent nine African American students from entering Central High School in Little Rock. The action was taken in violation of a federal order to integrate the school.
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UK 1957 UK Change to Law Between Consenting adults 4th Sept. 1957 : A report sponsored by the British government has suggested homosexual behavior between consenting adults ( over the age of 21 ) should no longer be a criminal offence, currently homosexual offences can incur anything from a £5 fine to life imprisonment..

U.S. 1959 U.S.A. Labor Reform Act 4th Sept. 1959 : The Labor Reform Act was passed by Congress. The legislation moved to reign in the power of the nation's Largest and most powerful unions.

UK 1964 UK Queen opens the Forth Road Bridge 4th Sept. 1964 : The Queen has opened the Forth Road Suspension Bridge which spans the Firth of Forth river, connecting Edinburgh to Fife, currently the fourth longest in the world . Tolls for the new bridge will be 2s 6d, the cost of the full project is thought to be £19.5 million. Over the years the tolls increased to 80p or 16s 0d but in February 2008 tolls were abolished and the bridge is now toll free.
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UK 1968 UK Dutch Elm Disease 4th September 1968 : The increase in Dutch Elm Disease in England is continuing and so far no way has been found to protect the trees, the cause has been traced to the bark beetle spreading the disease. Many tens of thousands of trees have been destroyed and the disease is now becoming widespread in parts of the United States including throughout New England.
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Germany 1972 Germany Mark Spitz 4th Sept. 1972 : U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins a record seventh gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Below are those events he won Gold Medals For
100-meter butterfly
200-meter butterfly
100-meter freestyle
200-meter freestyle
Member of the 400-meter medley relay team
Member of the 800-meter medley relay team
Member of the 400-meter freestyle relay team

India 1978 India Longer Monsoon Season Causes Massive Flooding 4th Sept. 1978 : The monsoon season in northern India has continued longer than normal and is causing devastating flooding in northern India with some areas of West Bengal now 18 feet under water. The flooding has now made over two million homeless with hopes that the monsoon season will soon before even more are affected.

U.S. 1983 U.S.A. Dennis Connor and Yacht Liberty to defend the Americas cup 4th Sept. 1983 : Dennis Connor and his yacht Liberty have been chosen to defend the Americas cup by the New York Yacht club after defeating Courageous in a two race run off. They will defend the Americas cup starting on September 13th for the best of 7 races against Britain's Victory or Australia's Australia II who are currently tied at 1 race each.
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U.S. 1991 U.S.A. Africanized Bees 4th Sept. 1991 : Many fear that the invasion of Africanized Bees that become aggressive when nests are threatened and have caused a number of children deaths in Mexico are moving into the United States in increasing numbers, currently swarms that have appeared in Texas have quickly been destroyed but as they appear in ever increasing numbers they expect the Bees to have colonized many parts of the southern states within two years.
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U.S. 1997 U.S.A. Last Ford Thunderbird 4th Sept. 1997 : The last of the original Ford Thunderbird's rolls off the assembly line.
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Israel 1997 Israel Suicide Bomb Attacks 4th Sept. 1997 : Suicide Bombers detonate their nail bombs in a packed pedestrian area of Jerusalem killing eight people and injuring 150 more. The militant Palestinian group Hamas has claimed responsibility the bombings.

East Timor 1999 East Timor Referendum For Independence 4th September 1999 : The voters of East Timor have vote overwhelmingly in a referendum to end their links with Indonesia and become an Independent Nation. They achieved their indendence on May 20th, 2002.

UN 2000 United Nations World Poverty Report 4th Sept. 2000 : UN Development Programme agency has released it's latest report that shows the gap between the richest and poorest countries in the world is increasing and there were estimated to be 1.2 billion people in absolute poverty ( people living on less than $1.00 per day ) in 1998. UN Development Programme agency has said that debt relief to the worlds poorest countries is essential to help those countries improve the lives of their people ( many of the poorest nations in the world are paying more back to Western aid institutions than they are spending on health and education ).

U.S. 2001 U.S.A. Shark Attack Kills Man in North Carolina 4th Sept. 2001 : A shark attack on a couple swimming off the coast of North Carolina kills the man and severely injures the woman, this is the 4th fatality from shark attacks in the US this year after over 40 attacks by sharks in US coastal waters, in what many are dubbing the "Summer of the Shark".
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U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Kelly Clarkson Wins First American Idol 4th Sept. 2002 : Kelly Clarkson a former Texas waitress wins the first series of American Idol after 15.5m votes were cast by telephone by American Idol viewers. American Idol has been the summer's new programme success with audiences in excess of 15 million.

U.S. 2005 U.S.A. Evacuees Being Flown Out of New Orleans 4th Sept. 2005 : On the sixth day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans the Superdome complex is now being evacuated via 40 aircraft and the city is back under control with most area's now secure and looters kept off the streets. Huge area's of the city are still under water and figures are just being released that more than one million people are said to have been displaced from their homes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama dur to the hurricane. The final death toll from the disaster may take some time until house-to-house searches are completed, but early estimates place the number between 1,500 and 2,000.
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UK 2007 UK Maintenance Workers on London Underground Bring Underground to a halt 4th Sept. 2007 : Maintenance Workers members of The RMT union begin a 72 hour strike on London Underground bringing the following lines to a halt Bakerloo, Central, Victoria, Circle, District, East London, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Waterloo & City.

Ethiopia 2008 Ethiopia The Axum obelisk 4th Sept. 2008 : The Axum obelisk, one of Ethiopia’s national treasures, was unveiled after its reassembly on this day. The monument, which is over 1,700 years old, was looted by Italy during their occupation of the country in the 1930s. After much negotiation, Italy returned the pieces of the obelisk in 2005 and it was reassembled in time for the country’s last millennium celebration.

Sierra Leone 2009 Sierra Leone Illegal Health Clinics 4th Sept. 2009 : The government of Sierra Leone announces it will shut down around fifty illegal health clinics in the country. The clinics were usually staffed with people who had little to no training and did not treat peoples’ illnesses properly resulting in some deaths.

Japan 2011 Japan Typhoon Talas Hits Japan 4th September, 2011 : At least 37 people were killed as Typhoon Talas hit the Western coast of Japan. At least another fifty people were reported missing and many buildings were damaged. Almost 460,000 people were told to evacuate before the typhoon hit.

United States 2011 United States Texas Wildfires 4th September, 2011 : Wildfires across Central Texas now cover over 14,000 acres with the number of homes increasing including a number of homes destroyed by the wildfires. Nearly 5,000 people have now been evacuated from their homes near the U.S. city of Austin, Texas

India 2011 India Bus Crash Kills 15 People 4th September, 2011 : At least fifteen people were killed and eight others went missing when a bus crashed into a river in the Uttarakhand state in India.

India 2012 India Vegetarian McDonald's Will Open in India
4th September, 2012 : McDonald's has stated that it will open its first vegetarian only restaurant in Amritsar in Northern India. The fast food chain known for its burgers anticipates it will open the restaurant in the middle of 2013 and will build a second vegetarian only location soon after the first has opened.

2013 Venezuela Much of Venezuela Loses Power

4th September, 2013 : Nearly seventy percent of the country of Venezuela lost power. The power outage caused disruptions to transportation and business in the country. President Nicolas Maduro blamed opposition for the outage stating that the opposition was sabotaging the country.