On This Day In History, 4 September


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World Events Today

  • The Western Roman Empire fell today in 476
  • According to legend, Pueblo de los Ángeles, now known as the City of Los Angeles, was founded today in 1781
  • The Forth Road Bridge, which connects Edinburgh with Fife, opened today in 1964, at the time it was the longest suspension bridge in Europe

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American television game show The Price Is Right aired for the first time today in 1972 on the CBS network
  • The original British version of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire television series aired for the first time today in 1998
  • The war drama movie The Hurt Locker premiered at the Venice International Film Festival today in 2008, the movie won 6 Academy Awards

Family Events Today

  • The American singer-songwriter Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, who also starred in a number of movies, was born today in 1981 in Texas
  • The Australian zookeeper and television personality, Steve Irwin, died today in 2006 aged 44, he was killed by a Stingray whilst filming a television programme
  • Joan Alexandra Molinsky, better known as the American comedian and television host Joan Rivers, died today in 2014 aged 81

Main Event Today

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google today in 1998

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Macadamia Nut Day

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