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.
  • 1535
    The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
  • 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.
  • 1777
    Battle of Germantown: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under Sir William Howe.
  • 1853
    Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
  • 1957
    Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1957
    Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS.
  • 1958
    Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • 1963
    Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
  • 1966
    Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
  • 1967
    Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
  • 1974
    Founding of the New Democracy party in Greece.
  • 1992
    The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    SpaceShipOne‘’wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.

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