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.
  • 1841
    William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
  • 1913
    The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • 1939
    Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
  • 1944
    World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
  • 1958
    The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 1964
    The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
  • 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
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1969
    Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
  • 1973
    The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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