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

  • 1429
    Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 1501
    Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry.
  • 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.
  • 1890
    City & South London Railway: London’s first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
  • 1921
    The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as “brownshirts”, physically assault Adolf Hitler’s opposition after his speech in Munich.
  • 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
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.
  • 1995
    Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli.
  • 2002
    Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1631
    Mary of Orange, eldest daughter of Charles I of England and mother of William III of England (d. 1660)
  • 1887
    Alfred Lee Loomis, American physicist, philanthropist, scientific research patron (d. 1975)
  • 1909
    Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1923
    Eugene Sledge, American marine and author (d. 2001)
  • 1940
    Delbert McClinton, American musician
  • 1950
    Charles Frazier, American author
  • 1960
    Kathy Griffin, American comedian
  • 1963
    Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon)
  • 1965
    Malandra Burrows, English actress and singer
  • 1975
    Orlando Pace, American football player

Who died on November 4?

  • 1411
    Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  • 1658
    Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • 1702
    John Benbow, English admiral (b. 1653)
  • 1950
    Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • 1974
    Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)
  • 1982
    Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
  • 2003
    Charles Causley, Cornish writer and poet (b. 1917)
  • 2003
    Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Peter Viertel, German-born American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)

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