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    What happened on November 4

    • November 4, 1501 "Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother they would later marry."

    • November 4, 1576 "Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed)."

    • November 4, 1576 Spanish defeat Walloons & take Antwerp Belgium

    • November 4, 1677 "The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later be known as William and Mary."

    • November 4, 1737 The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.

    • November 4, 1783 "W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 (Mozart) is premiered in Linz, Austria."

    • November 4, 1825 The Erie Canal is completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour.

    • November 4, 1839 The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

    • November 4, 1842 "Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill"

    • November 4, 1845 The first nationally observed uniform election day in US

    • November 4, 1852 "Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy."

    • November 4, 1854 Lighthouse established on Alcatraz Island

    • November 4, 1861 "The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University"

    • November 4, 1861 University of Washington founded in Seattle

    • November 4, 1862 The Gatling gun patented (Richard J Gatling)

    • November 4, 1864 "HMS Racehorse in the China Seas. The wreck of this ship, with the loss of a hundred lives, near Chefoo, at the southern entrance of the gulf of Pecheli, the Racehorse, 4, screw gun vessel, 200 horse power, and 695 tons, was built for the Admiralty by Messrs. Wigram and Co.,"

    • November 4, 1866 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia

    • November 4, 1867 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall

    • November 4, 1873 Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown

    • November 4, 1875 """Pacific"" collides with ""Orpheus"" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 dies"

    • November 4, 1879 "James & John Ritty patent the cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in their Dayton, Ohio saloon"

    • November 4, 1884 Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for first presidential term

    • November 4, 1889 "Menelek of Shoa obtains the allegiance of a large majority of the Ethiopian nobility, paving the way for him to be crowned emperor."

    • November 4, 1890 City & South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.

    • November 4, 1899 Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published.

    • November 4, 1918 "The German Revolution begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel."

    • November 4, 1918 World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.

    • November 4, 1921 Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria ( Fatherland Altar ) in Rome.

    • November 4, 1921 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

    • November 4, 1921 The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

    • November 4, 1922 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt

    • November 4, 1922 "In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings."

    • November 4, 1923 Alfred Heineken (Heineken beer) born

    • November 4, 1924 Calvin Coolidge is elected the twenty-ninth President of the United States of America.

    • November 4, 1924 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female gov (Wyoming)

    • November 4, 1924 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first female governor in the United States.

    • November 4, 1927 "Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen return to Washington, D.C., having completed a two-year journey of 11,356 miles to all 48 states."

    • November 4, 1928 "Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler, is shot dead over a poker game."

    • November 4, 1939 "1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland"

    • November 4, 1939 "First air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill"

    • November 4, 1939 "US allows ""cash & carry"" arms sales during WW II"

    • November 4, 1945 UNESCO is founded.

    • November 4, 1946 "UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed"

    • November 4, 1948 T. S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    • November 4, 1949 """One Man's Family"" premieres on TV"

    • November 4, 1952 Dwight David Eisenhower is elected the thirty-fourth President of the United States of America.

    • November 4, 1952 Eisenhower (R) elected 34th President beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

    • November 4, 1955 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.

    • November 4, 1956 "200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest"

    • November 4, 1956 Israel captures Straits of Tiran from Egypt

    • November 4, 1956 "Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country."

    • November 4, 1957 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched

    • November 4, 1960 "Filming wraps on The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable -the last film for both."

    • November 4, 1962 "In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the final atmospheric nuclear test ever conducted by the United States."

    • November 4, 1963 "John Lennon utters his infamous ""Rattle your jewelry"" line"

    • November 4, 1965 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH)

    • November 4, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud

    • November 4, 1966 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works

    • November 4, 1966 "Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the Arno rivers flood; considering also the contemporary flood of Po River in northern Italy, 113 people die, 30,000 are rendered homeless, and numerous Renaissance artworks and books are destroyed."

    • November 4, 1967 Landing craft from USS Navarro (APA-215) rescue 43 men from British SS Habib Marikar aground on a reef at Lincoln Island in the Tonkin Gulf.

    • November 4, 1970 "Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life."

    • November 4, 1971 USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) launches a Poseidon C-3 missile in first surface launch of Poseidon missile.

    • November 4, 1973 The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.

    • November 4, 1978 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U

    • November 4, 1979 "500 Iranian ""students"" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)"

    • November 4, 1979 "Iran hostage crisis begins: Iranian people, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (53 of whom are American)."

    • November 4, 1980 Ronald Reagan (R) beats President Jimmy Carter (R) by a landslide

    • November 4, 1980 Ronald Wilson Reagan is elected as the 40th President of the United States of America.

    • November 4, 1981 Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining

    • November 4, 1984 Dell is founded.

    • November 4, 1984 Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

    • November 4, 1984 Sandinista Front wins the elections in Nicaragua.

    • November 4, 1986 Chief Justice Rose Bird and two colleagues are removed by the electorate from the Supreme Court of California for their opposition to capital punishment.

    • November 4, 1986 Democrats gain control over the US Senate

    • November 4, 1989 "The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party."

    • November 4, 1990 "Iraq says it is preparing for a ""dangerous war"""

    • November 4, 1990 Secretary of State James Baker visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

    • November 4, 1991 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

    • November 4, 1993 "A China Airlines Boeing 747 overran Runway 13 at Hong Kong's Kai Tak International Airport while landing during a typhoon, injuring 22 people."

    • November 4, 1993 "A series of fires destroy 1000 homes in southern California, causing between 500 million and 1 billion USD of damage. Half of the fires turn out to be arson."

    • November 4, 1993 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • November 4, 1993 Jean Chrtien takes office as Prime Minister of Canada.

    • November 4, 1994 San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

    • November 4, 1995 Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extreme right-wing Israeli.

    • November 4, 2001 "Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes."

    • November 4, 2001 The Police Service of Northern Ireland is established.

    • November 4, 2002 Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress

    • November 4, 2003 Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy becomes the first person indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He was eventually acquitted.

    • November 4, 2003 The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded.

    • November 4, 2004 "12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Cte d'Ivoire civil war."

    • November 4, 2008 Barack Obama is elected as the First African American President of The United States.

    • November 4, 2009 "A fire at a warehouse in Huwei Yunlin County, Taiwan, destroys between 400 and 500 historic puppets"

    • November 4, 2009 "An Italian court convicts 22 CIA agents and 2 Italian agents over the kidnap of Muslim cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in Milan in 2003, in the first court case challenging the CIA's ""extraordinary rendition"" programme."

    • November 4, 2009 Around 700 people are injured in two earthquakes in southern Iran.

    • November 4, 2009 Australia and New Zealand expel Fiji's top diplomats in response to the decision of the Government of Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to expel senior Australian and New Zealand diplomats from Fiji.

    • November 4, 2009 Bill Owens wins the New York 23rd congressional district special election.

    • November 4, 2009 Bob McDonnell wins the position of Governor of Virginia.

    • November 4, 2009 China approves a Disney theme park in Shanghai after a decade of negotiations.

    • November 4, 2009 "Chris Christie wins the position of Governor of New Jersey, defeating incumbent Jon Corzine."

    • November 4, 2009 "Eight children drown after a boat carrying 35 pupils capsizes in Kerala, southern India."

    • November 4, 2009 Iranian protesters mark the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. There are also clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators.

    • November 4, 2009 Italian politicians and the Vatican condemn a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that says having a crucifix in a classroom is a breach of human rights.

    • November 4, 2009 Michael Bloomberg wins a third term as Mayor of New York City.

    • November 4, 2009 "Rebel Houthis in Yemen cross the border into Saudi Arabia, killing a Saudi security officer and injuring 11 others."

    • November 4, 2009 The Cambodian government announces that ousted Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra has been appointed as a government adviser.

    • November 4, 2009 The death toll from Typhoon Mirinae in Vietnam rises to at least 90.

    • November 4, 2009 "The Israeli navy intercepts the MV Francop, a ship alleging to have Iranian weapons bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon."

    • November 4, 2009 The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 to win the 2009 World Series.

    • November 4, 2009 The President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma sacks two senior ministers on charges of corruption.

    • November 4, 2009 The United Nations General Assembly debates on whether to endorse the Goldstone report on the Gaza War.

    • November 4, 2009 United States officials meet Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein in rare talks.

    • November 4, 2009 Voters in the U.S. state of Maine reject a law allowing same-sex marriage to occur in their state.

    • November 4, 2011 "Important Islamic date - Hajj: November 4 - November 7, 2011"







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