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 278th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 21, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 480,000 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 ‘dihectaheptacontaoctagon’ 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 117 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 4,305 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.
  • 1779
    The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
  • 1830
    Creation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
  • 1895
    The first U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1940
    Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
  • 1992
    El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
  • 2004
    SpaceShipOne‘’wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.
  • 2010
    The Ajka plant accident in western Hungary releases about a million cubic metres (35 million cubic feet) of liquid alumina sludge. Nine people are killed and 122 injured, and the Marcal and Danube rivers are severly contaminated.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1585
    Anna of Tyrol, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1618)
  • 1895
    Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
  • 1910
    Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1956
    Christoph Waltz, Austrian actor
  • 1958
    Anneka Rice, British television presenter
  • 1967
    Liev Schreiber, American actor
  • 1980
    Sarah Fisher, American IndyCar driver and team owner
  • 1981
    Juka, Japanese singer
  • 1983
    Ueda Tatsuya, Japanese boy band singer (KAT-TUN)

Who died on October 4?

  • 1052
    Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)
  • 1680
    Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • 1743
    John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier (b. 1678)
  • 1821
    John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761)
  • 1951
    Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
  • 1989
    Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)
  • 1994
    Danny Gatton, American guitar virtuoso (b. 1945)
  • 2004
    Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV host (b. 1959)
  • 2005
    Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2010
    Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)

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