About October 4

October 4, 2022 is the 277th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On October 4

  • 1227
    Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
  • 1693
    Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1725
    Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
  • 1795
    Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence with a “Whiff of Grapeshot”, using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (National Convention).
  • 1883
    First run of the Orient Express.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
  • 1941
    Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. captures Solomon Islands.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1957
    Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1966
    Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
  • 1985
    Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1991
    The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • 1992
    The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
  • 2010
    The Ajka plant accident in western Hungary releases about a million cubic metres (35 million cubic feet) of liquid alumina sludge. Nine people are killed and 122 injured, and the Marcal and Danube rivers are severly contaminated.

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