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
Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
Creation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
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.
Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
Founding of the New Democracy party in Greece.
Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
Who were born on October 4?
Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (d. 1661)
Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)
Brendan Gill, American writer (d. 1997)
Malcolm Baldrige, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
Anneka Rice, British television presenter
Daniella Deutscher, American actress
Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
Who died on October 4?
Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (b. 1226)
Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849)
Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1858)
Alyn Ainsworth, British bandleader (b. 1924)
Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)
Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
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