What are the important events that happened on November 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 4 is the 308th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 22, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,509,753,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaoctagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 107 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,779 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 4 Historical Events

  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1852
    Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
  • 1921
    The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome.
  • 1939
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.
  • 1944
    World War II: Bitola Liberation Day
  • 1956
    Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union, that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.
  • 1962
    In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States.
  • 1979
    Iran hostage crisis begins: a group of Iranians, mostly students, invades the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
  • 2002
    Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress.
  • 2008
    Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1448
    King Alphonso II of Naples (d. 1495)
  • 1765
    Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)
  • 1836
    Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)
  • 1930
    John Hahn-Petersen, Danish actor (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Tommy Makem Irish folk singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1953
    Richie Green, Canadian actor
  • 1976
    Peter Van Houdt, Belgian footballer
  • 1977
    Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress
  • 1980
    Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • 1982
    Devin Hester, American football player

Who died on November 4?

  • 1411
    Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  • 1847
    Thieu Tri, the third emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam (b. 1807)
  • 1918
    Wilfred Owen, English poet (b. 1893)
  • 1931
    Luigi Galleani, Italian anarchist (b. 1861)
  • 1986
    Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994
    Fred “Sonic” Smith, American guitar player MC5 (b. 1949)
  • 2003
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • 2011
    Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

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