About November 4

November 4, 2020 is the 309th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On November 4

  • 1429
    Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 1677
    The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary.
  • 1737
    The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville – Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 1939
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.
  • 1942
    World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein – Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.
  • 1944
    World War II: Bitola Liberation Day
  • 1952
    The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
  • 1960
    At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Iran hostage crisis begins: a group of Iranians, mostly students, invades the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
  • 2002
    Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress.
  • 2008
    Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

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