What happened this day in history January 4

What are the important events that happened on January 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 4 is the 4th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 22, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,828,640 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 ‘tetragon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 39 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 2,936 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 4 Historical Events

  • 1642
    King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
  • 1649
    English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
  • 1865
    The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
  • 1878
    Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
  • 1948
    Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1965
    United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
  • 1987
    The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
  • 2004
    Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
  • 2006
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • 2007
    The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1334
    Amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383)
  • 1882
    Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
  • 1922
    Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (d. 1997)
  • 1937
    Mick O'Connell, Gaelic footballer
  • 1941
    Maureen Reagan, American political activist (d. 2001)
  • 1947
    Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • 1961
    Sidney Green, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
  • 1973
    Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
  • 1979
    Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)

Who died on January 4?

  • 1773
    Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737)
  • 1969
    Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • 1985
    Lovro von Matacic, Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
  • 1990
    Henry Bolte, Australian politician (b. 1908)
  • 1997
    Harry Helmsley, American real estate mogul (b. 1909)
  • 1998
    John Gary, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 2004
    Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • 2010
    Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)

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