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, 446,400 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 ‘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.
  • 1783
    At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
  • 1867
    Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
  • 1937
    The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
  • 1969
    Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
  • 1979
    The Hastie fire in Hull, kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee.
  • 1980
    English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
  • 1991
    Captain Mark Pyle pilots Clipper Goodwill, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-221ADV, to Miami International Airport ending 64 years of Pan Am operations.
  • 1998
    The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
  • 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?

  • 1595
    Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)
  • 1660
    André Campra, French composer (d. 1744)
  • 1899
    Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1909
    Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1931
    Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1936
    Derek Nally, Irish Politician
  • 1951
    Gary Rossington, American musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1959
    Christa Rothenburger, German speed skater and cyclist
  • 1964
    Chelsea Noble, American actress
  • 1981
    Courtney Cummz, American pornographic actress

Who died on December 4?

  • 1340
    Henry Burghersh, English bishop and chancellor (b. 1292)
  • 1679
    Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)
  • 1828
    Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
  • 1933
    Stefan George, German poet (b. 1868)
  • 1980
    Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1934)
  • 1987
    Rouben Mamoulian, Armenian-American film director (b. 1897)
  • 1995
    Lionel Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 1999
    Rose Bird, American judge (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b. 1963)

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