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KIU Trivia: September 4 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Newspaper Carrier Day (USA). It honours Barney Flaherty, the first newspaper carrier hired in 1833, as well as all current newspaper carriers. It is celebrated on September 4, the anniversary of Flaherty's hiring by Benjamin Day, publisher of the New York Sun. It is also observed by The Armidale Express, NSW, Australia.

Immigrants Day (Argentina). Argentina celebrates Immigrant's Day on September 4 since 1949, by a decree of the Executive Branch. The National Immigrant's Festival is celebrated in Oberá, Misiones, during the first fortnight of September, since 1980. 

What’s Happening Today?

1. In 1870, Napoleon III was ousted as Emperor of France. The first elected president of France, Napoleon took over the title of Emperor in 1852. The ouster came in response to Napoleon's capitulation during the Franco-Prussian War. After being removed from power, he was exiled to England, where he died on January 9, 1873.

2. In 1888, Printing and imaging company Kodak was founded by inventor George Eastman. On the same day, Eastman received the patent for the roll-film camera. The cameras which were preloaded with rolls that were good for up to 100 photographs changed the world of photography by making it easier for amateurs to take it up as a hobby.

3. In 1998, Google was founded. The internet company, now synonymous with the act of finding information on the world wide web was created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It started as a research project when Page and Brin were doctoral students at Stanford University.


1. 1981 – Beyonce, multi-award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, director and film producer.

2. 1993 – Yannick Carrasco, Belgian footballer who formerly played for Atletico Madrid F.C in Spain.

Sources: Wikipedia and

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