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
First Crusade: The Crusaders sack Sidon.
At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
The Hastie fire in Hull, kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee.
English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
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.
The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
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?
Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)
André Campra, French composer (d. 1744)
Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
Derek Nally, Irish Politician
Gary Rossington, American musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Christa Rothenburger, German speed skater and cyclist
Chelsea Noble, American actress
Courtney Cummz, American pornographic actress
Who died on December 4?
Henry Burghersh, English bishop and chancellor (b. 1292)
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
Stefan George, German poet (b. 1868)
Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1934)
Rouben Mamoulian, Armenian-American film director (b. 1897)
Lionel Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler (b. 1935)
Rose Bird, American judge (b. 1936)
Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b. 1963)
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