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

  • 1501
    Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry.
  • 1576
    Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).
  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1921
    The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome.
  • 1922
    In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1816
    Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)
  • 1913
    Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1929
    Anastasios, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Tirana
  • 1930
    John Hahn-Petersen, Danish actor (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Thomas Klestil, former President of Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1943
    Bob Wollek, French race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1950
    Charles Frazier, American author
  • 1955
    Matti Vanhanen, Finnish politician, former Prime Minister
  • 1960
    Kathy Griffin, American comedian
  • 1961
    Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer

Who died on November 4?

  • 1411
    Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  • 1801
    William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
  • 1893
    Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
  • 1928
    Arnold Rothstein, American gambler (b. 1882)
  • 1931
    Luigi Galleani, Italian anarchist (b. 1861)
  • 1969
    Carlos Marighella, Brazilian politician (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Eddie Egan, American actor and police officer (b. 1930)
  • 2002
    Nakis Avgerinos, Greek politician (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • 2005
    Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)

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