29 fun facts for September, 4

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 4th is filled with fascinating facts, from the founding of Los Angeles to the first live transcontinental television broadcast. This day also commemorates National Wildlife Day, Macadamia Nut Day, and the birthdays of notable figures such as Beyoncé Knowles and Hans Christian Andersen.
29 Fun facts
  1. In 1781, Los Angeles was founded by 44 settlers known as "Los Pobladores" on September 4th. Today, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and a major center for the arts, technology, and entertainment industries.
  2. September 4th is National Wildlife Day in the United States. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about endangered species, promoting conservation efforts, and celebrating the beauty and importance of the world's wildlife.
  3. On September 4th, 1882, Thomas Edison's Pearl Street Station began generating electricity in New York City, marking the beginning of the age of electric power.
  4. In 1951, on September 4th, the first live transcontinental television broadcast took place in the United States. President Harry S. Truman's speech at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference was broadcast live from San Francisco to the East Coast.
  5. Jeopardy!, an iconic quiz show, first premiered on September 4th, 1964, and has since become a staple of American television. More than fifty years later, the show is still going strong.
  6. September 4th is National Macadamia Nut Day in the United States. Macadamia nuts, which are native to Australia, are celebrated for their rich, buttery taste and versatile use in recipes, from cookies and cakes to savory dishes.
  7. On September 4th, 1998, internet giant Google was officially founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Today, Google is one of the most valuable companies in the world and an integral part of daily life for billions of people.
  8. In 2006, Australian wildlife expert and TV personality Steve Irwin, also known as "The Crocodile Hunter," tragically died on September 4th. His death, caused by a stingray barb, led to an outpouring of grief from fans worldwide.
  9. The first American football game played under electric lights lit by Thomas Edison's company took place on September 4th, 1880. The game featured two teams from New Jersey and signified the beginning of a lasting relationship between football and floodlights.
  10. September 4th is National Newspaper Carrier Day in the United States, honoring the individuals who deliver the news to readers' doorsteps every day. The day commemorates the hiring of the first newspaper carrier, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, in 1833.
  11. On September 4th, 1967, Michigan Governor George Romney claimed that he was "brainwashed" regarding the Vietnam War during a TV interview. This admission was widely seen as a significant political misstep and damaged his chances in the 1968 presidential election.
  12. September 4th is the feast day of Saint Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo in Sicily. She is celebrated for her protection against plagues and fevers, and her remains are carried through the streets in a procession during the festival in her honor.
  13. In 1981, American tennis player John McEnroe won his third consecutive US Open title on September 4th. McEnroe was an aggressive and highly skilled player, becoming one of the most successful tennis players of all time.
  14. On September 4th, 1995, the first episode of the TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" aired. Starring Lucy Lawless, the show gained a strong cult following and became an important feminist icon in popular culture.
  15. September 4th is the birthday of famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), who is best known for his fairy tales such as "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Emperor's New Clothes."
  16. In 2012, Forbes Magazine named Dr. Dre as the highest-paid musician of the year on September 4th, mainly driven by the success of his Beats by Dre headphone brand.
  17. On September 4th, 1886, Geronimo, one of the most famous Native American leaders, surrendered to U.S. forces after years of resistance, effectively ending the Indian Wars in the Southwest.
  18. September 4th marks the birthday of iconic American actress Beyoncé Knowles (born 1981). As a singer, actress, and entrepreneur, Beyoncé has become a cultural icon and a powerful voice for women's empowerment.
  19. In 1974, the TV series "The Rockford Files," starring James Garner, premiered on September 4th. The show featured Garner as a private investigator and became a popular hit during its six-year run.
  20. September 4th is the approximate start date of the annual grape harvest festival in Switzerland. Known as "Fête des Vendanges," this festival is celebrated with parades, dancing, and wine-tasting events throughout the country.
  21. On September 4th, 1972, Mark Spitz became the first athlete to win seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games during the Munich Summer Olympics.
  22. September 4th is the birthday of renowned British actor Idris Elba (born 1972), best known for his roles in TV series "The Wire" and movies such as "Pacific Rim," "Prometheus," and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
  23. In 1950, the comic strip "Beetle Bailey," created by Mort Walker, first appeared in newspapers on September 4th. The strip, which revolves around the lives of characters in a fictional U.S. Army camp, is still published today.
  24. September 4th marks the birthday of American rapper and actor Wesley Snipes (born 1962), best known for his roles in films like "White Men Can't Jump," "Demolition Man," and the "Blade" franchise.
  25. On September 4th, 1981, "Das Boot," a highly successful German film about a U-boat crew during World War II, premiered in Germany. The film was later nominated for six Academy Awards and remains a classic war film.
  26. September 4th is the birthday of American comedian and actor Damon Wayans (born 1960), best known for his work on the TV series "In Living Color" and films like "The Last Boy Scout" and "Major Payne."
  27. In 1971, the first "Virginia Slims" tennis tournament took place on September 4th. This groundbreaking event marked the beginning of a separate women's professional tennis tour and helped to promote gender equality within the sport.
  28. September 4th is the birthday of Keanu Reeves (born 1964), a Canadian actor best known for his roles in blockbuster movies such as "The Matrix" trilogy, "Speed," and the "John Wick" series.
  29. On September 4th, 2006, "The Cheetah Girls 2" premiered on Disney Channel, drawing over 7 million viewers and becoming one of the highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movies to date.