On This Day 4 September

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-09-04
In 1888 the roll-file camera was patented and Kodak was registered; in 1912 the first accident on the London Underground injured 22 people; in 1998 Google was founded; in 2018 Florence banned eating in the street in the city centre. In 1964 the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland opened.

Crossing the Firth of Forth on the Forth Road Bridge

(now say that quickly 5 times!).

Before construction of the bridge started there was a ferry service carrying people across the Firth of Forth. A bridge was opened in 1890 which made railway crossing possible. It was in 1958 that construction work began on the newly approved bridge which has a length of just over 2.5km


At the time it was the longest steel suspension bridge in Europe, using 210,000 tons of concrete. On the 4th of September, 1964, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh opened the bridge at which point the ferry service was discontinued.

There's a live webcam of the bridge which you can view here

Other events on this day

  • 1888: George Eastman patented the roll-film camera and registered Kodak
  • 1912: first accident in the London Underground with 22 people injured
  • 1964: Forth Road Bridge opened in Scotland
  • 1998: Google Inc. was incorporated
  • 2018: Florence banned people eating in the street in the city centre
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