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What Happened on April 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 China holds a national day of mourning for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease outbreak.
2017 Syria conducts an air strike on Khan Shaykhun using chemical weapons, killing 89 civilians.
2013 More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.
2010 A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits south of the Mexico-USA border, killing two and damaging buildings across the two countries.
2009 France announces its return to full participation of its military forces within NATO.
2002 The MPLA government of Angola 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 Three people are killed when KLM Cityhopper Flight 433 crashes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
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 Forty-one people are taken hostage inside a Good Guys! Electronics store in Sacramento, California. 3 of the hostage takers and 3 hostages are killed
1990 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 on STS-6.
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.
1977 Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia, killing 72.
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.
1967 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.
1964 The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
1963 Bye Bye Birdie, a musical romantic comedy film directed by George Sidney, was released.
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.
1946 Greek judge and archeologist Panagiotis Poulitsas is appointed Prime Minister of Greece in the midst of the Greek Civil War.
1945 World War II: United States Army troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
1945 World War II: United States Army troops capture Kassel.
1945 World War II: Soviet Red Army troops liberate Hungary from German occupation and occupy the country themselves.
1944 World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
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.
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.
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 (conditionally) for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French, followed by unconditional abdication two days later.
1796 Georges Cuvier delivers the first paleontological lecture.
1660 Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of Great Britain promises, among other things, a general pardon to all royalists and opponents of the monarchy for crimes committed during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
1609 Moriscos are expelled from the Kingdom of Valencia.
1581 Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
1423 Death of the Venetian Doge Tommaso Mocenigo, under whose rule victories were achieved against the Kingdom of Hungary and against the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Gallipoli (1416).
1268 A five-year Byzantine–Venetian peace treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.
801 King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months.
611 Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.
503 Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrates a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.
190 Dong Zhuo has his troops evacuate the capital Luoyang and burn it to the ground.
Famous People Born on April 4

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Year Name
1762 Stephen Storace, English actor and composer (d. 1796)
1991 Yui Koike, Japanese singer and actress
1957 Graeme Kelling, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
1802 Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (d. 1887)
1952 Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2010)
1879 Gustav Goßler, German rower (d. 1940)
1772 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement (d. 1810)
1934 Helen Hanft, American actress (d. 2013)
1923 Gene Reynolds, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2020)
1963 Graham Norton, Irish actor and talk show host
Famous People Deaths On April 4

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Date Name
1875 Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (b. 1837)
1817 André Masséna, French general (b. 1758)
1958 Johnny Stompanato, American soldier and bodyguard (b. 1925)
2007 Bob Clark, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
397 Ambrose, Roman archbishop and saint (b. 338)
1861 John McLean, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (b. 1785)
2015 Jamaluddin Jarjis, Malaysian engineer and politician (b. 1951)
1931 André Michelin, French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company (b. 1853)
1923 John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher, created the Venn diagram (b. 1834)
1879 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist and meteorologist (b. 1803)