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
Charles Edward Stewart’s army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the second Jacobite Rising.
At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published.
The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California’s first female mayor (she served until January 8, 1988).
Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
Who were born on December 4?
Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
Lillian Russell, American singer and actress (d. 1922)
Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)
Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
Geert Mak, Dutch writer
Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
Jay-Z, American rapper
Lila McCann, American country singer
Marco Giambruno, Italian footballer
Who died on December 4?
Saint John of Damascus
John Willock, Scottish reformer
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)
John Tyndall, Irish physicist (b. 1820)
Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian composer (b. 1864)
Benjamin Britten, English composer (b. 1913)
Richard Vernon, English actor (b. 1925)
Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954)
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