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, 24,636,960 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 ‘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

  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1847
    Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
  • 1861
    The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 1924
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1944
    World War II: Bitola Liberation Day
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli.

Who were born on November 4?

  • 1930
    Doris Roberts, American actress
  • 1946
    Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1953
    Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • 1955
    Matti Vanhanen, Finnish politician, former Prime Minister
  • 1957
    Tony Abbott, Australian politician
  • 1961
    Les Sampou, American musician
  • 1968
    Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1969
    Sean “Diddy” Combs, American record producer and rapper
  • 1976
    Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer

Who died on November 4?

  • 1702
    John Benbow, English admiral (b. 1653)
  • 1957
    Shoghi Effendi, Israeli religious figure (b. 1897)
  • 1969
    Carlos Marighella, Brazilian politician (b. 1911)
  • 1975
    Izzat Husrieh, Syrian journalist and publisher (b. 1914)
  • 1982
    Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
  • 1992
    George Klein, Canadian inventor (b. 1904)
  • 1995
    Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • 2010
    Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)

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