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, 475,608 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 ‘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

  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
  • 1866
    Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
  • 1949
    Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • 1960
    France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
  • 1968
    AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
  • 1984
    President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.

Who were born on April 4?

  • 1902
    Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • 1923
    Peter Vaughan, English actor
  • 1932
    Estelle Harris, American actress
  • 1947
    Luke Halpin, American actor
  • 1947
    Wiranto, Indonesian general
  • 1953
    Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician
  • 1957
    Graeme Kelling, Scottish musician (Deacon Blue) (d. 2004)
  • 1971
    John Zandig, American professional wrestler
  • 1976
    James Roday, American actor
  • 1980
    Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver

Who died on April 4?

  • 397
    St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (b. c. 338)
  • 1951
    George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) (b. 1870)
  • 1976
    Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • 1979
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, President (1971–1973) and Prime Minister of Pakistan (1973–1977) (b. 1928)
  • 1983
    Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1985
    Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
  • 1988
    Zlatko Grgić, Croatian animator (b. 1931)
  • 1993
    Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and inventor of Scrabble (b. 1899)
  • 2007
    Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2009
    Gonzalo Olave, Chilean television actor (b. 1983)

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