This Day in History- September 4

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Did you know that Google was founded today and Buckminsterfullerene was also discovered today? The only difference is that both the events took place more than a decade apart. Well, History has a unique way of keeping itself alive. The same day can be remembered by one person as a commemoration of a new bridge or even an artwork and the same can be a reminder of something remorseful. So, let’s check out what happened this day in history on September 4. 

What Happened Around the World on September 4?

1812: War of 1812 Began
The War of 1812 began with the Seige of Fort Harrison when it was set on fire. It was a conflict between the United States and its indigenous allies, and Great Britain and its dependent colonies in North America.

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1888: Kodak Trademarked
Kodak got trademarked by George Eastman who received a patent for his camera that uses roll film. The company became famous for its analogue photography.

1944: Finland’s Exit 
Finland decided to exit World War II with the Soviet Union which was called the Continuation war or the second Soviet-Finnish war.

1951: First Live transcontinental Broadcast
The first live transcontinental television broadcast took place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. 

1964: Forth Road’s Bridge Officially Opened
Scotland’s Forth Road’s Bridge officially opened near Edinburgh. It is a famous bridge in east central Scotland and was the highest bridge at the time in the world outside the United States.

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1985: Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene
The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene took place today, which was the first fullerene molecule of carbon. The shape resembles a soccer ball made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons.

Who Founded Google?
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1998: Google was Founded
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University which went on to become the world’s largest search engine. Chances are, you are here after finding this on Google!

1998: Who Wants to be a Millionaire premiered
A popular game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ premiered on ITV today. It is currently owned and licensed by Sony and has multiple versions in different countries and states around the world.

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2001: Tokyo DisneySea Opened
Tokyo DisneySea opened to the public as a part of Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The theme park was created at a cost of 335 Million yen.

2010: Earthquake in New Zealand
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand causing wide property damage

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2020: Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI became the longest-lived pope at the age of 93 years, four months and 16 days surpassing Pope Leo XIII

Famous Birthdays

Dadabhai Naoroji
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1825: Dadabhai Naoroji
He was the former president of the Indian National Congress

1892: Darius Milhaud
He was a French composer, conductor and teacher

Paul Harvey
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1918: Paul Harvey
He was an American news commentator and radio broadcaster

1934: Clive Granger
He was a Welsh-born British economist and Nobel Prize winner for Economic Sciences in 2003

Kiran More
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1962: Kiran More
He is a former cricket player and wicketkeeper for the Indian team

1962: Shinya Yamanaka
He is a Japanese Physician who won Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine

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