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What Happened on April 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.
2009 France returns to being a member of NATO.
2002 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
1996 Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.
1994 Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name Mosaic Communications Corporation.
1991 Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
1991 The current flag of Hong Kong is adopted for post-colonial Hong Kong during the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.
1988 Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
1984 President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
1983 Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space.
1981 Iran-Iraq War: The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force mounts an attack on H-3 Airbase and destroys about 50 Iraqi aircraft.
1979 Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
1975 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1975 Vietnam War: A United States Air Force Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transporting orphans, crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, killing 172 people.
1973 The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are officially dedicated.
1973 A Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, makes the last flight of Operation Homecoming.
1969 Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
1968 Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
1968 Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
1968 A.E.K. Athens B.C. becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
1967 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.
1965 The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft is unveiled.
1964 The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
1960 France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
1958 The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.
1949 Cold War: Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1945 World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
1945 World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
1945 World War II: Soviet troops liberate Hungary from German occupation and occupy the country itself.
1944 World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
1939 Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
1933 U.S. Navy airship USS Akron is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather.
1925 The Schutzstaffel (SS) is founded under Adolf Hitler's Nazi party in Germany.
1913 First Balkan War: Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot to die in the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
1905 In India, an earthquake hits the Kangra Valley, killing 20,000, and destroying most buildings in Kangra, McLeod Ganj and Dharamshala.
1887 Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
1875 Vltava, composed by Czech composer Bedſich Smetana and also known by its German name Die Moldau, premiered in Prague.
1873 The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
1866 Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in the city of Saint Petersburg.
1865 American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
1859 Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
1850 A large part of the English village of Cottenham burns to the ground in suspicious circumstances.
1850 Los Angeles is incorporated as a city.
1841 William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia, becoming the first President of the United States to die in office, and setting the record for the briefest administration. Vice President John Tyler succeeds Harrison as President.
1818 The United States Congress, affirming the Second Continental Congress, adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (20 at that time).
1814 Napoleon abdicates for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French.
1812 United States President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
1796 Georges Cuvier delivers the first paleontological lecture.
1768 In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
1721 Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first British prime minister.
1660 Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of Great Britain promises, among other things, a general pardon to all royalists for crimes committed during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
1581 Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
1460 Basel University is founded.
1268 A five-year Byzantine-Venetian peace treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.
1147 Moscow is mentioned for the first time in the historical record, when it is named as a meeting place for two princes.
503 BC Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrates a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.
Famous People Born on April 4

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Year Name
1436 Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut (d. 1501)
1932 Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and producer (d. 1986)
1868 Philippa Fawcett, English mathematician and educator (d. 1948)
1929 Humbert Allen Astredo, American actor (d. 2016)
1895 Arthur Murray, American dancer and educator (d. 1991)
1934 Helen Hanft, American actress (d. 2013)
1818 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American author and poet (d. 1883)
1926 Ronnie Masterson, Irish actress (d. 2014)
1964 Anthony Clark, American actor
1986 Alexander Tettey, Norwegian footballer
Famous People Deaths On April 4

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Date Name
814 Plato of Sakkoudion, Byzantine monk and saint (b. 735)
2013 Bengt Blomgren, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
1977 Andrey Dikiy, Ukrainian-American journalist, historian, and politician (b. 1893)
1766 John Taylor, English librarian and scholar (b. 1704)
1864 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American commander and paleontologist (b. 1808)
2008 Francis Tucker, South African race car driver (b. 1923)
2013 Noboru Yamaguchi, Japanese author (b. 1972)
1883 Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (b. 1791)
2001 Liisi Oterma, Finnish astronomer (b. 1915)
1967 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1898)