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.

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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.
  • 1363
    End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
  • 1511
    Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
  • 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.
  • 1824
    Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
  • 1830
    Creation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
  • 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 meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1927
    Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1960
    Eastern Air Lines Flight 375, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes after a bird strike on takeoff from Boston’s Logan International Airport, killing 62 of 72 on board.
  • 1974
    Founding of the New Democracy party in Greece.
  • 1983
    Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
  • 1985
    Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1988
    U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
  • 1993
    Russian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the White House, a government building that housed the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Boris Yeltsin rally outside.
  • 1997
    The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    SpaceShipOne‘’wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.

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