About November 4

November 4, 2021 is the 308th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 89 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 4

  • 1501
    Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry.
  • 1576
    Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).
  • 1677
    The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary.
  • 1783
    W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1852
    Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
  • 1861
    The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University.
  • 1890
    City & South London Railway: London’s first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
  • 1918
    World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.
  • 1921
    Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
  • 1921
    The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome.
  • 1921
    The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as “brownshirts”, physically assault Adolf Hitler’s opposition after his speech in Munich.
  • 1944
    World War II: Bitola Liberation Day
  • 1952
    The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
  • 1956
    Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union, that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.
  • 1962
    In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States.
  • 1966
    The Arno River flooded Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m, leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books.
  • 1973
    The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.
  • 1994
    San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • 2008
    Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

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