Holidays Calendar for September 4, 2016

Day of Belarusian Written Language is celebrated in the Republic of Belarus on the first Sunday in September. It aims at demonstrating the unity of the Belarusian written language and the history and culture of the Belarusian people. The first celebration took place in 1994 in the city of Polotsk.


Teej is as Nepalese religious festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Parvati and her union with Shiva. It is designated as a public holiday, but only women have a day off on the occasion of the festival.


Nuclear Provision Expert's Day is observed in Russia on September 4 every year. This professional holiday was established by presidential decree in 2006.

Day of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Industry is celebrated in many former Soviet republics on the first Sunday in September. It was originally established by the presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in 1965, and after the collapse of the USSR some republics continued to observe this professional holiday.


Entrepreneur's Day is an official professional holiday in Ukraine celebrated on the first Sunday in September. It was established by President Leonid Kuchma in 1998 to recognize the contribution of Ukrainian entrepreneurs to the development of the country's economy.


Customs Service Worker's Day is a professional day in the Republic of Moldova. This day was established by presidential decree in 1995 to commemorate the anniversary of creation of the Customs Service in independent Moldova in 1991.

September 4 is Rescuer's Day in Armenia. This professional day was established by the government of Armenia in 2008 to honor the rescuers and their work. They are real heroes, who always come to help people.

Immigrant's Day is celebrated annually in Argentina on national level on September 4. This holiday isn't included into the list of the public holidays, however, it's widely celebrated by people of Argentina.

Although macadamia nuts are not nuts in a botanical sense, they are referred to as nuts in culinary. There even is the National Macadamia Nut Day celebrated on September 4.

September 4 is National Newspaper Carrier Day in the USA. This holiday is created to appreciate all newspaper carriers and convenience that they provide to us.

The first Sunday in September is Father's Day in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. This is not a public holiday, nevertheless it is widely celebrated.


This Day in History

  • 2014 Died: Joan Rivers, American actress, writer, producer. She is known as the host of The Late Show with Juan Rivers and The Joan Rivers Show. Her television career spanned for over 50 years.
  • 2007 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda were arrested in Germany. They were planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International Airport and US military installations and storing 700 kg (1,500 lb) of a hydrogen peroxide-based mixture and detonators.
  • 2006 Died: Steve Irwin, nicknamed The Crocodile Hunter, Australian wildlife expert and conservationist. He achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, wildlife documentary series. He also owned and operated Australia Zoo.
  • 2006 Died: Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator. He was best known for his award-winning children's fiction, most notable of them were novels Storm Boy, Sun on the Stubble series and Blue Fin.
  • 1998 Two students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founded Google, American corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products.
  • 1997 Died: Dharamvir Bharati, Indian poet, author and playwright. His works are very popular in India and adopted to films. His play set Andha Yug, depicting the last day of the Great Mahabharat war, is very often enacted in public by drama groups.
  • 1996 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a terrorist organization of Colombia, launched an attack on military base in Guaviare, starting the three-week guerrilla warfare. At least 130 Colombians were killed during the warfare.
  • 1989 Died: Georges Simenon, Belgian writer, author of nearly 200 novels. He is primarily known as the creator of the fictional character detective Jule Maigret.
  • 1981 Born: Beyoncé, American singer, actress. She rose to prominence as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child. In 2003 she started her solo career and released a debut album Dangerously in Love, that earned her five Grammy Awards and featured hits Crazy in Love and Baby Boy.
  • 1965 Died: Albert Schweitzer, French theologian, philosopher and physician, Nobel Peace Prize laureate for his philosophy of Reverence for Life and foundation of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa.
  • 1963 Died; Robert Schuman, French statesman, political thinker and activist. He was twice elected for the post of Prime Minister of France and he was instrumental in building post-war European and trans-Atlantic institutions. He is often regarded as one of the founders of the European Union.
  • 1962 Born: Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician and biologist, once president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. In 2012 he was awarded Nobel Prize for discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells.
  • 1957 The Ford Motor Company introduced a new automobile marque, the Edsel. This car never gained popularity in the USA, the company lost millions of dollars for development, manufacturing and marketing of the Edsel. It's production was stopped in 1960.
  • 1951 The first live transcontinental television broadcast took place broadcasting the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference to San Francisco, USA.
  • 1948 Queen Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicated the throne for health reasons in favor of her only daughter Juliana.
  • 1925 Born: Asa Earl Carter, American author, leader of Ku Klux Klan. As an author, he is best known for successful western The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales.
  • 1913 Born: Stanford Moore, American biochemist, winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972. He was awarded the prize for work on the structure of the enzyme ribonuclease and for contributing to understanding of the connection between the chemical structure and catalytic activity of the ribonuclease molecule.
  • 1913 Born: Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, one of the most significant architects of the 20th century. He is known for his style of combining traditional Japanese style and modernism, that he used to design buildings on five continents.
  • 1907 Died: Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer, pianist, widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers. His most successful work music for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt.
  • 1906 Born: Max Delbrück, German-born American biophysicist, known for helping the launch of the molecular biology research program in the late 1930s. In 1969 he shared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses.
  • 1901 Born: William Lyons, English businessman, known as a co-founder of the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922. After World War II the company became to be Jaguar Cars Limited. Nowadays the company is owned by the Indian company Tata Motors.
  • 1888 An American innovator George Eastman registered the trademark Kodak and received a patent for his camera. His camera was designed specifically to use roll film and it had been one of the mainstream products till the end of the 20th century.
  • 1886 Leader of Apache Geronimo and remaining warriors surrendered to General Nelson Miles after almost 30 years of fighting against expansion of Americans and Mexicans into Apache tribal lands.
  • 1882 Thomas Edison flipped the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This event is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.
  • 1870 Emperor Napoleon III of France was deposed. The Third Republic was proclaimed and Adolphe Thiers became its first President. The Republic existed till 1940, when France was defeated by Nazi Germany.
  • 1848 Born: Lewis Howard Latimer, African-American inventor and draftsman. He was employed by Alexander Graham Bell to draft the necessary drawings required to receive a patent for telephone.
  • 1821 Died: José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general, member of the prominent Carrera family. He is considered to be one of the founders of independent Chile and the most important leader in the Chilean War of Independence.
  • 1809 Born: Juliusz Słowacki, Polish poet, one of Three Bards of Polish literature. He was a major figure in the Polish Romantic period and the father of modern Polish drama.
  • 1784 Died: César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer. As an astronomer he didn't gain much success, although he was the director of the Paris observatory. The work of his life was a construction of a great topographical map of France.
  • 1768 Born: François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer, politician and historian, the founder of Romanticism in French literature. During lifetime he didn't finish any of the works, only his autobiography Mémoires d'outre-tombe (Memoirs from Beyond the Grave) is generally considered to be the most accomplished work.