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, 1,475,539,200 seconds 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

  • 1779
    The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
  • 1853
    Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
  • 1883
    First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1895
    The first U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1963
    Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
  • 1967
    Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
  • 1988
    U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
  • 2003
    Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
  • 2004
    SpaceShipOne‘’wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1876
    Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (d. 1958)
  • 1922
    Malcolm Baldrige, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
  • 1923
    Charlton Heston, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • 1947
    Jim Fielder, American bassist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1951
    Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • 1959
    Tony Meo, English snooker player
  • 1977
    Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
  • 1983
    Chansi Stuckey, American football player
  • 1984
    Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver

Who died on October 4?

  • 1052
    Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)
  • 1250
    Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (b. 1226)
  • 1851
    Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
  • 1951
    Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells derived from her cervical cancer (b. 1920)
  • 1975
    Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (b. 1903)
  • 1977
    José Ber Gelbard, Argentine activist and politician (b. 1917).
  • 1982
    The Amazing Criswell, American psychic and actor (b. 1907)
  • 1989
    Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)
  • 1997
    Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese game developer (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV host (b. 1959)

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