Historical Events on January 4, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on January 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Hennenman–Kroonstad train crash: A passenger train operated by Shosholoza Meyl collides with a truck on a level crossing at Geneva Station between Hennenman and Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. Twenty people are killed and 260 injured.
2013 A gunman kills eight people in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines.
2010 The Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world, officially opens in Dubai.
2008 A Let L-410 Turbolet crashes in the Los Roques Archipelago in Venezuela, killing 14 people.
2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
2006 Ehud Olmert becomes acting Prime Minister of Israel after the incumbent, Ariel Sharon, suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke.
2004 Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
2004 Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
2000 A Norwegian passenger train departing from Trondheim, collides with a local train coming from Hamar in Åsta, Åmot; 19 people are killed and 68 injured in the accident.
1999 Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota, United States.
1998 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
1990 In Pakistan's deadliest train accident an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train, resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries.
1989 Second Gulf of Sidra incident: A pair of Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
1987 The Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, United States, killing 16 people.
1976 The Troubles: The Ulster Volunteer Force shoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen would shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation.
1975 This date overflowed the 12-bit field that had been used in TOPS-10. There were numerous problems and crashes related to this bug while an alternative format was developed.
1972 Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, UK.
1959 Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
1958 Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, falls to Earth from orbit.
1956 The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
1951 Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul for the second time.
1948 Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom, becoming an independent republic.
1944 World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
1918 The Finnish Declaration of Independence is recognized by Russia, Sweden, Germany and France.
1912 The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Empire by royal charter.
1909 Explorer Aeneas Mackintosh of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition escaped death by fleeing across ice floes.
1903 Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by the owners of Luna Park, Coney Island. The Edison film company records the film Electrocuting an Elephant of Topsy's death.
1896 Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
1885 Sino-French War: French troops under General Oscar de Négrier defeat a numerically superior Qing force at Núi Bop in northern Vietnam.
1884 The Fabian Society is founded in London, United Kingdom.
1878 Russo-Turkish War (1877–78): Sofia is liberated from Ottoman rule.
1863 The New Apostolic Church, a Christian and chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.
1854 The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
1853 After having been kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, Solomon Northup regains his freedom; his memoir Twelve Years a Slave later becomes a national bestseller.
1798 Constantine Hangerli arrives in Bucharest, Wallachia, as its new Prince, invested by the Ottoman Empire.
1762 Great Britain declares war on Spain, which meant the entry of Spain into the Seven Years' War.
1717 The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance.
1649 English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
1642 English Civil War: King Charles I, accompanied by 400 soldiers, attempts to arrest five members of Parliament for treason, only to discover the men had been tipped off and fled.
871 Battle of Reading: Æthelred of Wessex and his brother Alfred are defeated by a Danish invasion army.
46 Julius Caesar fights Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
Famous People Born on January 4

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Year Name
1940 Gao Xingjian, Chinese novelist, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate
1971 Shane Walker, Australian rugby league player
1956 Bernard Sumner, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953 Norberto Alonso, Argentinian footballer
1985 Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, Norwegian handball player
1832 George Tryon, English admiral (d. 1893)
1839 Carl Humann, German archaeologist, architect, and engineer (d. 1896)
1975 Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1710 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)
1948 Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Malian civil servant and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
Famous People Deaths On January 4

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Date Name
1804 Charlotte Lennox, English author and poet (b. 1730)
1695 François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general (b. 1628)
1997 Harry Helmsley, American businessman (b. 1909)
1424 Muzio Sforza, Italian condottiero
1995 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (b. 1942)
2005 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1924)
2021 Tanya Roberts, American actress (b. 1949)
2007 Helen Hill, American director and producer (b. 1970)
1960 Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
1920 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish author and playwright (b. 1843)