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September 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 4

September 4th is celebrated as Macadamia Nut Day and Newspaper Carrier Day.

Today marks day 247 of the year, and we have 118 days left of the year.

For those of you who were born on September 4th, your star sign is Virgo.

Find out all about September 4 with these major facts and events that happened in years gone by, including advances in technology, business and more.

Did you know that on this day in 2018, Amazon became the second company in the world to be worth over $1 trillion? Apple had crossed the trillion-dollar threshold just five weeks before.

Keep reading for more facts about September 4th in history!

What Happened On September 4 In History?

2019

YouTube was fined $170 million for collecting data on child users.

2018

A 400-year-old shipwreck was discovered just 15 miles off the coast of Portugal.

Among the debris, pieces of Chinese porcelain, bronze cannon, and even peppercorns were found. It is thought the vessel was a trade ship between Europe and Asia.
2018

Amazon became the second company in the world to be worth over $1 trillion.

This came just five short weeks after Apple was the first company to reach the same value.
Source CNBC
2016

Mother Teresa was declared a saint by Pope Francis during a ceremony at the Vatican.

Source CNN
1998

International TV game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” was shown for the first time in the UK starring Chris Tennant.

It wasn't long before the US caught on to the game and they released their own version on ABC on August 16, 1999.
1998

Google was founded.

On this day Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google as a private company in California. The first initial public offering wasn't until much later on August 19, 2004.
1995

American fantasy television series “Xena: Warrior Princess” aired for the first time on NBC in the US.

1893

Beatrix Potter wrote her first story of Peter Rabbit for her 5-year-old son, Noel Moore.

OTD in 1893: Beatrix Potter wrote her first story of Peter Rabbit for her 5-year-old son
1888

Inventor George Eastman patented camera shutters and trademarked the name “Kodak.”

Source Eastman
1885

The first cafeteria in the US opened in New York City.

1882

The first power plant in the US, “Pearl Street Station,” in Manhattan, New York started generating electricity.

OTD in 1882: The first power plant in the US

Did you know that on this day, September 4th 2018, Amazon became the second company in the world to be worth over $1 trillion?