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, 1,478,217,600 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 ‘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

  • 1677
    The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary.
  • 1737
    The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
  • 1783
    W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
  • 1861
    The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University.
  • 1921
    Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
  • 1921
    The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome.
  • 1924
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1942
    World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein – Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.
  • 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).

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1874
    Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)
  • 1901
    Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • 1929
    Anastasios, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Tirana
  • 1930
    John Hahn-Petersen, Danish actor (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States
  • 1960
    Marc Awodey, American artist and writer
  • 1962
    Jeff Probst, American television host
  • 1964
    Kurt Krakowian, American actor
  • 1975
    Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (d. 2010)
  • 1980
    Richard Owens, American football player

Who died on November 4?

  • 1652
    Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)
  • 1847
    Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (b. 1809)
  • 1924
    Gabriel Fauré, French composer (b. 1845)
  • 1974
    Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)
  • 1986
    Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994
    Sam Francis, American painter (b. 1923)
  • 1995
    Paul Eddington, British actor (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (b. 1908)
  • 2010
    Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2010
    Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (b. 1934)

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