What happened this day in history April 4

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

April 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 4 is the 95th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 22, 2024 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,712,188,800 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 ‘enneacontapentagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 300 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 4,122 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 4 Historical Events

  • 1081
    Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
  • 1850
    Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.
  • 1866
    Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
  • 1873
    The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
  • 1913
    The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • 1944
    World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
  • 1958
    The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 1984
    President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
  • 2007
    15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.

Who were born on April 4?

  • 1888
    Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
  • 1898
    Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
  • 1907
    Robert Askin, Premier of New South Wales (d. 1981)
  • 1913
    Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1942
    Kitty Kelley, American writer
  • 1949
    Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
  • 1953
    Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician
  • 1964
    David Cross, American actor and comedian
  • 1966
    Nancy McKeon, American actor
  • 1981
    Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer

Who died on April 4?

  • 1792
    James Sykes, American politician (b. 1725)
  • 1870
    Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • 1957
    E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • 1962
    James Hanratty, British rapist and murderer (b. 1936)
  • 1970
    Byron Foulger, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1976
    Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • 1991
    Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    Larry LaPrise, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2002
    Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
  • 2004
    Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (b. 1919)

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