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, 419,376 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 ‘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

  • 1429
    Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as “brownshirts”, physically assault Adolf Hitler’s opposition after his speech in Munich.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.
  • 2008
    Proposition 8 passes in California, revoking state recognition of LGBT marriages.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1916
    John Basilone, American marine and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1930
    John Hahn-Petersen, Danish actor (d. 2006)
  • 1936
    C. K. Williams, American poet
  • 1944
    Linda Gary, American voice actress (d. 1995)
  • 1957
    Tony Abbott, Australian politician
  • 1963
    Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon)
  • 1963
    Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1965
    Jeff Scott Soto, American musician (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey)
  • 1977
    So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
  • 1987
    T.O.P, Korean rapper (Big Bang)

Who died on November 4?

  • 1704
    Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
  • 1847
    Thieu Tri, the third emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam (b. 1807)
  • 1856
    Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  • 1955
    Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)
  • 1968
    Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1986
    Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1995
    Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 1995
    Morrie Schwartz, Sociology professor at Brandeis University and an author (b. 1916)
  • 1999
    Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
  • 2003
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)

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