About April 4

April 4, 2021 is the 94th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 303 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 4

  • 1081
    Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
  • 1660
    Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
  • 1812
    U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
  • 1818
    The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
  • 1850
    Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
  • 1866
    Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
  • 1913
    The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • 1949
    Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • 1960
    France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
  • 1968
    AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
  • 1968
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
  • 1979
    The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
  • 1994
    Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name “Mosaic Communications Corporation”.
  • 2002
    In what is known as the Society Murders, Matthew Wales kills his parents in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2007
    15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.

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