September 4th is celebrated as Macadamia Nut Day and Newspaper Carrier Day.
Today marks day 247 of the year, and we have 117 days left of the year.
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 fun & interesting facts about September 4th in history!
What memorable events happened on September 4 in history? Keep reading to find out!
China’s space agency launched a classified spacecraft into orbit atop a Long March 2F rocket.
Not much is known about the specifics of the launch, but from what experts have gathered, the launch’s payload was most likely a reusable spaceplane. Whatever it was, it reached an altitude of 217 miles (350 km), deposited an unknown object into orbit, and then returned to what is most likely the Taklamakan Desert in China’s northwest.
YouTube was fined $170 million for collecting data on child users.
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.
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.
Mother Teresa was declared a saint by Pope Francis during a ceremony at the Vatican.
Arkansas’ Governor used the National Guard to prevent nine Black students from entering school.
The students, who came to be known as the Little Rock Nine, were attempting to enter a previously all-white school when the governor mobilized Arkansas’ troops. Upon hearing of this, President Eisenhower mobilized the US Air Force to take control of the troops and protect any Black students in Arkansas.
If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Beyoncé! Here are other famous people born on this day.
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Unfortunately, September 4th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Steve Irwin was an Australian zookeeper born on February 22, 1962. He died on this day in 2006, at age 44 in Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Sep 4, 2006 (Age 44)
Joan Rivers was an American comedian born on June 8, 1933. She died on this day in 2014, at age 81 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Sep 4, 2014 (Age 81)
New York, USA
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
National Newspaper Carrier Day
America’s first paperboy was just ten years old when he took to the streets to sell copies of The Sun. Ever since then, boys and girls have used all kinds of methods to deliver the day’s paper to eager readers. So celebrate today by thanking your newspaper carrier for their tireless service!
National Macadamia Nut Day
While Australia is best known for its crazy murderous animals, it’s also where macadamia nuts are from! However, they’re now grown worldwide, so getting your hands on them should be straightforward. You’d have to be nuts not to snack on them today, so get cracking already!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
You’re not allowed to swear if playing in Wimbledon. Because of this, line judges have to learn curse words in every language.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on September 4th, your star sign is Virgo.
Virgo is commonly the most detail-oriented of the zodiac signs. Virgos are practical, analytical, and hard-working. They’re good at knowing where to look for the core of any problem.
Sapphire is the birthstone given to people born in September. The name sapphire comes from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek “sapheiros,” which both mean “blue.”
Those who were born on September 4th were likely conceived the previous year on December 12th.
A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around May 28th, 2024.