What are the important events that happened on October 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 4 is the 278th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 21, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,872 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 ‘dihectaheptacontaoctagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 116 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 1,383 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 4 Historical Events

  • 1636
    The Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
  • 1883
    First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1958
    Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • 1983
    Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
  • 1985
    Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1991
    The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • 1992
    El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
  • 1993
    Russian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the White House, a government building that housed the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Boris Yeltsin rally outside.
  • 2001
    Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1542
    Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (d. 1621)
  • 1903
    Ernst Kaltenbrunner, German military officer and senior Nazi (d. 1946)
  • 1922
    Malcolm Baldrige, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
  • 1928
    Alvin Toffler, American writer
  • 1944
    Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1951
    Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • 1958
    Anneka Rice, British television presenter
  • 1981
    Scott Hammond, American photographer
  • 1982
    Tony Gwynn Jr., American baseball player
  • 1987
    Will Puddy, English footballer

Who died on October 4?

  • 1864
    Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)
  • 1910
    Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)
  • 1943
    Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish intelligence agent (b. 1906)
  • 1951
    Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells derived from her cervical cancer (b. 1920)
  • 1958
    Ida Wüst, German actress, (b. 1884)
  • 1974
    Anne Sexton, American poet (b. 1928)
  • 1975
    Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (b. 1903)
  • 1990
    Alyn Ainsworth, British bandleader (b. 1924)
  • 2000
    Michael Smith, biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
  • 2009
    Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)

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