About April 4

April 4, 2020 is the 95th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 314 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 4

  • 1147
    First historical record of Moscow.
  • 1721
    Sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.
  • 1812
    U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
  • 1814
    Napoleon abdicates for the first time.
  • 1850
    The Great Fire of Cottenham, a large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances.
  • 1873
    The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
  • 1887
    Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
  • 1944
    World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
  • 1958
    The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 1960
    France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
  • 1965
    The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
  • 1967
    Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech in New York City’s Riverside Church.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
  • 1973
    The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
  • 1975
    Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift – A United States Air Force C-5A Galaxy crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, transporting orphans – 172 die.
  • 1976
    Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
  • 1991
    Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
  • 2002
    The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.

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