From: http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/this_day_in_history/this_day_September_4.php Links below may not work, goto page^^^ _________________________________ Events Born Died 4th September 476: Western Roman Empire falls Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who proclaims himself king of Italy. Odoacer was a mercenary leader in the Roman imperial army when he launched his mutiny against the young emperor. At Piacenza, he defeated Roman General Orestes, the emperor's powerful father, and then took Ravenna, the capital of the Western Empire since 402. Although Roman rule continued in the East, the crowning of Odoacer marked the end of the original Roman Empire, which centered on Italy. 1997 Setting up of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund following her death in a car crash in Paris. 1985 The wreck of the ocean liner 'Titanic' is photographed by remote control on the North Atlantic seabed where she sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage. 1981 In Britain, the start of the Greenham Common peace protest outside the US Air Force base in Berkshire, England - a demonstration against the future deployment of Cruise missiles which arrive at the base in 1983 1972 In Munich, American swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first man to win 7gold medals at the same Olympic Games. 1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova defects to the West during a visit to London by the Kirov Ballet. 1964 Queen Elizabeth II opens the Forth Road Bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland.. It is 6,156 feet long with a centre span of 3,300 feet. 1955 British TV newsreaders are seen in vision for the first time.The first is the BBC's Kenneth Kendall. 1944 During World War II, the Allies liberate Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium. 1939 A German submarine sinks the British liner 'Athenia' off the Irish coast. 1909 The first Boy Scout rally takes place at Crystal Palace in London. 1886 US inventor and philanthropist George Eastman patents rolls of film for hand-held cameras. 1886 In America, Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders to the United States Army at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.. 1885 The world's first cafeteria opens in New York. 1884 Britain ceases to send convicts to New South Wales in Australia. . 1870 Emperor Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, is deposed and the Third Republic declared by France. 1781 The town of Los Angeles is founded by Spanish settlers and is named 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles' - The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels. Future Events: 2007 Opie and Anthony put wackbag out of their misery.