About October 4

October 4, 2021 is the 277th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 120 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 4

  • 610
    Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
  • 1535
    The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
  • 1725
    Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
  • 1853
    Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
  • 1876
    Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
  • 1883
    First run of the Orient Express.
  • 1895
    The first U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1918
    An explosion kills more than 100 and destroys the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fires and explosions continue for three days forcing massive evacuations and spreading ordnance over a wide area, pieces of which were still being found as of 2007.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1957
    Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS.
  • 1957
    Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
  • 1957
    Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1958
    Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • 1963
    Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
  • 1965
    Becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.
  • 1988
    U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
  • 1991
    The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • 1992
    El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
  • 2001
    NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 2001
    Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

My Birthday Ninja Is this your birthday? Are you not curious to learn who shares your special day? Find out the October 4 famous birthdays and expand your knowledge today. (Sponsored link)



Share or Link to This Page: