What happened this day in history December 4

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

December 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 4 is the 339th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 21, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,784,000 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 ‘trihectatriacontaenneagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 70 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 2,905 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 4 Historical Events

  • 1110
    First Crusade: The Crusaders sack Sidon.
  • 1563
    The final session of the Council of Trent is held (it opened on December 13, 1545).
  • 1867
    Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
  • 1971
    The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
  • 1971
    The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
  • 1975
    Suriname joins the United Nations.
  • 1977
    Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
  • 1981
    South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei “homeland” (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).
  • 1991
    Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.
  • 2006
    An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km south of Tokyo.

Who were born on December 4?

  • 1875
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet (d. 1926)
  • 1895
    Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
  • 1912
    Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
  • 1913
    Mark Robson, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1978)
  • 1933
    Horst Buchholz, German-born actor (d. 2003)
  • 1940
    Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • 1973
    Atsushi Tamura, Japanese comedian, musician (jealkb)
  • 1973
    Keith Caputo, American singer (Life Of Agony)
  • 1979
    Jeff Taylor, Canadian computer scientist
  • 1987
    Orlando Brown, American actor

Who died on December 4?

  • 1609
    Alexander Hume, Scottish poet
  • 1649
    William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)
  • 1798
    Luigi Galvani, Italian physicist (b. 1737)
  • 1897
    Griffith Rhys Jones, Welsh conductor (b. 1834)
  • 1938
    Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (b. 1903)
  • 1975
    Hannah Arendt, German political theorist (b. 1906)
  • 1993
    Margaret Landon, American writer (b. 1903)
  • 2003
    Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2011
    Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954)

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