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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 21, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 437,616 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 ‘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 52 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 2,539 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 4 Historical Events

  • 1674
    Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois).
  • 1791
    The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published.
  • 1893
    First Matabele War: A patrol of 34 British South Africa Police officers is killed in battle by an estimated 3,000 Ndebele on the Shangani River in Matabeleland.
  • 1909
    1st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.
  • 1909
    The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
  • 1939
    World War II: HMS Nelson is struck by a mine (laid by GS U-31) off the Scottish coast and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
  • 1977
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 4?

  • 1555
    Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
  • 1886
    Jan Thomée, Dutch football player (d. 1954)
  • 1923
    Charles Keating, American attorney and businessman
  • 1951
    Patricia Wettig, American actress
  • 1959
    Christa Rothenburger, German speed skater and cyclist
  • 1962
    Julie Lemieux, Canadian voice actress
  • 1964
    Scott Hastings, Scottish Rugby Union international
  • 1973
    Tyra Banks, American supermodel
  • 1986
    Martell Webster, American basketball player
  • 1992
    Guan Xueting, Chinese ice dancer

Who died on December 4?

  • 1270
    Theobald V of Champagne, King of Navarre
  • 1585
    John Willock, Scottish reformer
  • 1798
    Luigi Galvani, Italian physicist (b. 1737)
  • 1938
    Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (b. 1903)
  • 1945
    Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1980
    Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1934)
  • 1987
    Rouben Mamoulian, Armenian-American film director (b. 1897)
  • 1988
    Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
  • 1993
    Frank Zappa, American musician and composer (b. 1940)
  • 1995
    Lionel Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler (b. 1935)

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