ON THIS DAY: September 4, 2016

September 4th is

National Wildlife Day 2016

Eat an Extra Dessert Day *

Macadamia Nut Day

Newspaper Carrier Day *

National Wildlife Day *


MORE!  Festivals and Holidays, Geronimo, a “Kodak moment” and Jimi Hendrix, click


Italy – Venice:
Regata Storica (pageant & rowing races)international Flags

Nepal – Hari Taika Teej
(Goddess Parvati festival for women and girls)

Netherlands – Zundert:
Bloemencorso (Queen’s BD flower parade)

Venezuela – Civil Servant’s Day

United States –
Puyallup WA: Step Out Walk (Diabetes)
San Francisco CA: Zine Fest (small press exhibition)


On This Day in HISTORY

1768 – Francois Auguste Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand born, French writer.  His chef, Montmireil, created the dish Chateaubriand and named it for his boss.


1781 – “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula” (Town of the Queen of the Angels) was founded, now Los Angeles CA

 1825 – NY Governor Dewitt Clinton empties a barrel of Lake Erie water into the Atlantic Ocean in “Marriage of the Waters” ceremony for the new Erie Canal

1833 – * New York Sun editor Benjamin Day runs an ad for “steady men” to vend the paper. 10-year-old Barney Flaherty applies for the job, impresses Day, and is hired, becomes the first paperboy. His cry of  “Paper! Get your paper, here!” becomes the universal pitch of boys – and some girls – hawking newspapers

1885 – * The Exchange Buffet opened in NYC , first self-service cafeteria style restaurant – pie was one of their most popular menu items

1886 – Geronimo surrenders in Skeleton Canyon AZ to General Nelson Miles, to remain a “prisoner of war” for the rest of his life

1888 – George Eastman registers trademark “Kodak” and patents his roll-film camera

kodak1888 camera ad

1921 – First police broadcast made by station WIL in St. Louis MO

1951 – First live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast, of the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco, was seen all the way to New York City

1957 – Governor Orval Faubus orders Arkansas National Guard to keep nine black students from going into Little Rock’s Central High School

Arkansas National Guard keeps nine black students from going into Little Rock's Central HS

1959 – Bobby Darin’s version of “Mack the Knife” is banned by a NY radio station WCBS after a teen gang member fatally stabs two other teens

1962 – The Beatles begin their first session at Abbey Road studios, rehearsing “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me”

1967 – Sam and Dave single of “Soul Man” release, and Lulu’s “To Sir With Love”

1968 – Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” banned by several Chicago radio stations because authorities feared public disorder during Democratic National Convention

1986 – South African security forces halt mass funeral of the dead from the Soweto riot

1995 – 4th World Conference on Women opens in Beijing, with over 4,750 delegates representing 181 countries

1998 – Economic Dominoes – earlier crisis in Asia has global fallout: Mexican bankers stop approving personal loans and mortgages, and the International Monetary Fund approves a $257 million bailout loan for the Ukraine

1999 – The U.N. announces East Timor voters overwhelmingly chose independence from Indonesia in August 30 referendum. In Dili, pro-Indonesian militias burned buildings, attacked independence supporters, destroyed telecommunications and blew up bridges

2005 – * National Wildlife Day established in memory of conservationist and animal lover Steve Irwin to bring attention to global number of endangered species, honor those working to save them, and educate the public about what they can do to help

2008 – The very first Fender Strat that Jimi Hendrix set on fire while performing is auctioned at Sotheby’s in London for $500,000



  • National Wildlife Day logo
  • International flags
  • Francois Auguste Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand by A-Louis Girodet
  • Ad for Kodak camera
  • Black students blocked from entering Little Rock HS by Arkansas National Guard
  • Jimi Hendrix burns guitar at Monterey Live


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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: September 4, 2016

  1. Extra dessert day! I can go along with that 🙂

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    As long as at least one of them is chocolate!

  3. Jim Foreman made a Toasted Ham, Egg, and Cheese sandwich for breakfast. Jim is 87, but I don’t believe there is anything wrong with his mind or abilities. Maybe cowboy cooking is the way to go for a long healthy life.

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