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

  • 1783
    W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
  • 1839
    The Newport Rising: the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
  • 1852
    Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
  • 1960
    At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli.
  • 2008
    Proposition 8 passes in California, revoking state recognition of LGBT marriages.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1909
    Evelyn Johnson, American aviator
  • 1918
    Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1923
    Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
  • 1928
    Larry Bunker, American jazz drummer, vibraphonist, and percussionist (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Thomas Klestil, former President of Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1951
    Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
  • 1968
    Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1977
    Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1981
    Guy Martin, English motorcycle racer

Who died on November 4?

  • 1847
    Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (b. 1809)
  • 1906
    John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • 1930
    Buddy Bolden, American musician (b. 1877)
  • 1982
    Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
  • 1995
    Morrie Schwartz, Sociology professor at Brandeis University and an author (b. 1916)
  • 2002
    Nakis Avgerinos, Greek politician (b. 1911)
  • 2003
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (b. 1908)
  • 2008
    Michael Crichton, American author (b. 1942)
  • 2010
    Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)

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