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.
  • 1147
    First historical record of Moscow.
  • 1814
    Napoleon abdicates for the first time.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1905
    In India, the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
  • 1930
    The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
  • 1939
    Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
  • 1949
    Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • 1958
    The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
  • 1984
    President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
  • 1988
    Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
  • 2002
    In what is known as the Society Murders, Matthew Wales kills his parents in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2002
    The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.

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