What happened this day in history October 4

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

October 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 4 is the 277th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 21, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 471,216 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 ‘dihectaheptacontaheptagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 129 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 3,939 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 4 Historical Events

  • 1227
    Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
  • 1824
    Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
  • 1883
    First run of the Orient Express.
  • 1918
    An explosion kills more than 100 and destroys the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fires and explosions continue for three days forcing massive evacuations and spreading ordnance over a wide area, pieces of which were still being found as of 2007.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. captures Solomon Islands.
  • 1957
    Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS.
  • 1957
    Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
  • 1985
    Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1997
    The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
  • 2001
    Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1276
    Margaret of Brabant, Queen of Germany (d. 1311)
  • 1570
    Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1637)
  • 1888
    Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
  • 1892
    Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian politician (d. 1934)
  • 1914
    Brendan Gill, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1931
    Sir Terence Conran, English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer
  • 1943
    Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (d. 2007)
  • 1963
    Koji Ishikawa, Japanese children’s author
  • 1977
    Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
  • 1980
    Tim Peper, American actor

Who died on October 4?

  • 1754
    Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
  • 1851
    Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
  • 1864
    Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)
  • 1890
    Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • 1946
    Barney Oldfield, American automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1975
    Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (b. 1903)
  • 1989
    Graham Chapman, British comedian (b. 1941)
  • 1990
    Avis Bunnage, English actress (b. 1923)
  • 2001
    Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
  • 2009
    Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)

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