Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 4, 2019:
36th calendar week, 247th day of the year
118 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Name day: Ida, Irmgard, Rosalia, Rosa
2018 - Sahra Wagenknecht, leader of the Left Party, introduces the left-wing collecting movement "Get Up" in Berlin. The goal is a new left government in Germany. The party leaders of the Left, SPD and Greens react negatively.
2016 - The AfD is second in the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania behind the SPD (30.6 percent). With 20.8 percent, the right-wing populists move past the CDU (19.0 percent) for the first time in one federal state.
2009 - The Bundeswehr orders an air strike on two Taliban-hijacked tankers in northern Afghanistan. According to various sources, between 91 and 142 people are killed or injured.
1989 - In Leipzig, after the traditional prayer for peace in the Nikolaikirche, there is a gathering of people in front of the church. This results in the Monday demonstrations. On September 25, around 6,000 people are already moving through the city center.
1949 - Herta Heuwer is said to have stirred a sauce of tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, curry powder and other spices for the first time on this day in Berlin and poured it over a fried and chopped sausage. Ten years later, Heuwer had the currywurst sauce patented. Others claim the invention for themselves.
1929 - The airship LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin" returns from its journey around the world to Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance.
1916 - British troops conquer the capital of the German colony of East Africa, the port city of Dar es Salaam.
1882 - In New York's Pearl Street, Thomas Alva Edison opens an electric power plant, the first nuclear power plant in the US.
1797 - In the French parliament, a coup is organized against the royalist majority. The "coup d'état of the 18th Fructidor" leads to the establishment of a dictatorship.
1981 - Beyoncé Knowles (38), American R & B singer and actress (solo hit "Crazy In Love"), former member of the group Destiny's Child ("Lose My Breath")
1949 - Yann Queffélec (70), French writer («Barbaric Wedding»)
1944 - Jennifer Salt (75), American actress («The sisters of evil»)
1939 - Erwin Teufel (80), German politician (CDU), Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg 1991-2005
1924 - Helmut Schlesinger (95), German finance expert, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank 1991-1993, "Mr. D-Mark "
2016 - Klaus Traube, German science manager and energy scientist («plutonium economy»), born. 1928
1989 - Georges Simenon, French writer, author of detective novels with Commissioner Maigret, b. 1903