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 277th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 21, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,117,920 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 ‘dihectaheptacontaheptagon’ 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 138 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 1,748 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 4 Historical Events

  • 1824
    Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
  • 1883
    First run of the Orient Express.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1957
    Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS.
  • 1957
    Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1958
    Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • 1974
    Founding of the New Democracy party in Greece.
  • 2001
    NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1720
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian artist (d. 1778)
  • 1888
    Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
  • 1940
    Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • 1942
    Bernice Johnson Reagon, American musician (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
  • 1946
    Bridget St John, English singer/songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947
    Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • 1957
    Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • 1968
    Richard Hancox, English footballer
  • 1972
    Kurt Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Derrick Rose, American basketball player

Who died on October 4?

  • 1052
    Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)
  • 1250
    Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (b. 1226)
  • 1646
    Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (b. 1586)
  • 1851
    Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
  • 1867
    Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • 1871
    Sarel Cilliers Voortrekker leader and preacher (b. 1801)
  • 1890
    Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • 1944
    Al Smith, American politician (b. 1873)
  • 2004
    Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)

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