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 338th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 21, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,638,576,000 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 ‘trihectatriacontaoctagon’ 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 59 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 3,270 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 4 Historical Events

  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stewart’s army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the second Jacobite Rising.
  • 1783
    At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
  • 1791
    The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published.
  • 1937
    The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
  • 1943
    World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
  • 1958
    Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
  • 1971
    The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
  • 1978
    Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California’s first female mayor (she served until January 8, 1988).
  • 1984
    Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
  • 1998
    The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.

Who were born on December 4?

  • 1777
    Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
  • 1861
    Lillian Russell, American singer and actress (d. 1922)
  • 1883
    Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)
  • 1908
    Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1909
    Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1946
    Geert Mak, Dutch writer
  • 1959
    Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
  • 1969
    Jay-Z, American rapper
  • 1981
    Lila McCann, American country singer
  • 1984
    Marco Giambruno, Italian footballer

Who died on December 4?

  • 749
    Saint John of Damascus
  • 1585
    John Willock, Scottish reformer
  • 1679
    Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)
  • 1893
    John Tyndall, Irish physicist (b. 1820)
  • 1935
    Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian composer (b. 1864)
  • 1976
    Benjamin Britten, English composer (b. 1913)
  • 1997
    Richard Vernon, English actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • 2011
    Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954)

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