About January 4

January 4, 2021 is the 4th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 39 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 4

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
  • 871
    Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.
  • 1490
    Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of Lese-majesty.
  • 1642
    King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
  • 1717
    The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance.
  • 1762
    Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
  • 1854
    The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
  • 1912
    The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
  • 1948
    Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1955
    The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
  • 1958
    Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
  • 1959
    Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • 1966
    A military coup takes place in Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso), dissolving the National Parliament and leading to a new national constitution.
  • 1972
    Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1974
    United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • 1987
    The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
  • 1989
    Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 “Floggers” are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
  • 1998
    Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • 2004
    Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
  • 2006
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

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