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 2024 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, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,887,840 minutes 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.

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 56 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 4,366 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).
  • 1881
    The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
  • 1909
    1st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.
  • 1954
    The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States
  • 1958
    Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
  • 1971
    The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water”.
  • 1975
    Suriname joins the United Nations.
  • 2005
    Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana, US; the subsequent court case becomes a cause célèbre.

Who were born on December 4?

  • 1670
    John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
  • 1875
    Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • 1886
    Jan Thomée, Dutch football player (d. 1954)
  • 1931
    Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1944
    Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (d. 1983)
  • 1948
    Southside Johnny, American singer
  • 1957
    Raul Boesel, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1961
    Naomi Robson, American-born Australian journalist
  • 1964
    Marisa Tomei, American actress
  • 1978
    Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer

Who died on December 4?

  • 749
    Saint John of Damascus
  • 765
    Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702)
  • 771
    Carloman, King of the Franks (b. 751)
  • 1270
    Theobald V of Champagne, King of Navarre
  • 1696
    Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)
  • 1987
    Rouben Mamoulian, Armenian-American film director (b. 1897)
  • 2005
    Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
  • 2009
    Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • 2011
    Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954)

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