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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 21, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 462,456 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.

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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 110 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 3,574 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 4 Historical Events

  • 610
    Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
  • 1693
    Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1725
    Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
  • 1830
    Creation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
  • 1876
    Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
  • 1927
    Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
  • 1960
    Eastern Air Lines Flight 375, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes after a bird strike on takeoff from Boston’s Logan International Airport, killing 62 of 72 on board.
  • 1966
    Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
  • 1974
    Founding of the New Democracy party in Greece.
  • 1985
    Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1625
    Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (d. 1661)
  • 1892
    Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)
  • 1914
    Brendan Gill, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1922
    Malcolm Baldrige, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
  • 1941
    Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
  • 1957
    Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • 1958
    Anneka Rice, British television presenter
  • 1975
    Daniella Deutscher, American actress
  • 1978
    Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on October 4?

  • 1250
    Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (b. 1226)
  • 1754
    Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
  • 1851
    Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
  • 1935
    Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849)
  • 1935
    Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1947
    Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1858)
  • 1990
    Alyn Ainsworth, British bandleader (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)

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