About October 4

October 4, 2024 is the 278th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

What Happened On October 4

  • 1227
    Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
  • 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.
  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
  • 1693
    Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1830
    Creation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.

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