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, 25,162,560 minutes 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

  • 1501
    Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville – Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.
  • 1952
    The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
  • 1955
    After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
  • 1960
    At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • 1973
    The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1899
    Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
  • 1909
    Evelyn Johnson, American aviator
  • 1929
    Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (d. 1987)
  • 1930
    Doris Roberts, American actress
  • 1955
    Matti Vanhanen, Finnish politician, former Prime Minister
  • 1968
    Miles Long, American pornographic actor and director
  • 1975
    Éric Fichaud, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
  • 1975
    Mikki Moore, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Guy Martin, English motorcycle racer

Who died on November 4?

  • 1411
    Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  • 1658
    Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • 1918
    Wilfred Owen, English poet (b. 1893)
  • 1968
    Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1969
    Carlos Marighella, Brazilian politician (b. 1911)
  • 1982
    Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
  • 1995
    Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
  • 2003
    Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)

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