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, 28,536,480 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 ‘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

  • 1859
    Bryant’s Minstrels debut “Dixie” in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
  • 1873
    The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
  • 1930
    The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
  • 1944
    World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
  • 1965
    The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
  • 1968
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1979
    The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).

Who were born on April 4?

  • 1648
    Grinling Gibbons Dutch woodcarver (d. 1721)
  • 1718
    Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
  • 1918
    George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe (d. 2007)
  • 1962
    Craig Adams, English musician (The Sisters of Mercy, Mission UK)
  • 1964
    Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • 1964
    Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
  • 1964
    Dr. Chud, American musician (Misfits, Dr. Chud’s X-Ward)
  • 1968
    Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
  • 1971
    Josh Todd, American singer (Buckcherry)
  • 1972
    Jill Scott, American soul singer

Who died on April 4?

  • 1536
    Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1460)
  • 1774
    Oliver Goldsmith, English writer (b. 1728)
  • 1878
    Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
  • 1931
    André Michelin, French industrialist (b. 1853)
  • 1962
    James Hanratty, British rapist and murderer (b. 1936)
  • 1987
    Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master (b. 1939)
  • 1995
    Priscilla Lane, American singer and actress (b. 1915)
  • 1996
    Barney Ewell, American athlete (b. 1918)
  • 1996
    Larry LaPrise, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)

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