On this day

In 2019, People gathered outside parliament to protest against gender- based violence throughout South Africa. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 04 September?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2019, People gathered outside parliament to protest against gender- based violence throughout South Africa. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 04 September, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 04 SEPTEMBER

2019 | People gathered outside parliament to protest against gender-based violence throughout South Africa.

1980 | South African Prime Minister, P.W. Botha called for unity against Marxism.

2010 | An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the South Island of New Zealand and caused extensive damage and several power outages.

2007 | Three suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists were arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on Frankfurt International Airport and US military bases.

1998 | Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

1989 | In Leipzig, East Germany, the first weekly demonstrations to legitimize opposition groups and democratic reforms took place.

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BIRTHDAYS

1970 | Australian singer-songwriter, Deni Hines.

1957 | American actress, dancer, and choreographer, Khandi Alexander.

1974 | Estonian footballer and coach, Mati Pari.

1989 | English rugby league player, Elliott Whitehead.

1973 | American baseball player and coach, Aaron Fultz.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1998 | Australian author and screenwriter, Elizabeth Kata, 86.

2013 | Russian boxer, Stanislav Stepashkin, 73.

1990 | Turkish scholar and author, Turan Dursun, 56.

2014 | American comedian, television host, and author, Joan Rivers, 81.

2016 | Lawyer and politician, Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., 83.

SPORTS

1983 | On this day, Greg LeMond won UCI World Road Race Championship in 7h 01′ 21″ in Altenrhein, Switzerland; first American cyclist to win the title.

2002 | The Oakland Athletics won their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.

ENTERTAINMENT

2009 | “Gamer” was released in North America on this day and it was directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

AFRICA FACT

Uganda’s national bird is the grey-crowned crane.