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 309th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 22, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,616 hours 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 ‘trihectaenneagon’ 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 85 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 1,414 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 4 Historical Events

  • 1783
    W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1839
    The Newport Rising: the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
  • 1921
    Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
  • 1924
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
  • 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
  • 1955
    After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
  • 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).
  • 1993
    A China Airlines Boeing 747 overruns Runway 13 at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak International Airport while landing during a typhoon, injuring 22 people.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1879
    Will Rogers, American humorist (d. 1935)
  • 1919
    Martin Balsam, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1937
    Michael Wilson, Canadian politician
  • 1946
    Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States
  • 1951
    Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
  • 1963
    Lena Zavaroni, Scottish artist and singer (d. 1999)
  • 1964
    Kurt Krakowian, American actor
  • 1969
    Matthew McConaughey, American actor
  • 1975
    Éric Fichaud, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Hannelore Knuts, Belgian fashion model

Who died on November 4?

  • 1411
    Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  • 1658
    Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • 1781
    Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
  • 1950
    Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 1969
    Carlos Marighella, Brazilian politician (b. 1911)
  • 1980
    Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
  • 1986
    Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994
    Fred “Sonic” Smith, American guitar player MC5 (b. 1949)
  • 1995
    Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli prime minister; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1922)
  • 2003
    Charles Causley, Cornish writer and poet (b. 1917)

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