4 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Louis X France, 1289
  • Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822
  • Frederic Remington, 1861
  • Damon Runyon, 1884
  • Buster Keaton, 1895
  • Jan Murray, 1917
  • Charlton Heston, 1924
  • Alvin Toffler, 1928
  • Sir Terence Conran, 1931
  • Anne Rice, 1941
  • Jackie Collins, 1941
  • H. Rap Brown, 1943
  • Susan Sarandon, 1946
  • Armande Assante, 1949
  • Liev Schreiber, 1967

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Teresa of Avila, 1582
  • Rembrandt, 1669
  • Alfred E. Smith, 1944
  • Anne Sexton, 1974
  • Glenn Gould, 1982
  • Secretariat (Racehorse), 1989
  • Graham Chapman, 1989
  • Jill Bennett, 1990
  • Bernard Buffet suicide, 1999
  • Norman Wisdom, 2010

Today's Events:

  • 1535 - Printing completed on the first English language bible.
  • 1830 - Independence of Belgium proclaimed.
  • 1883 - The Orient Express makes its first run from Paris via Romania, Munich, Vienna and Varna where passengers then got a ferry to Constantinople.
  • 1887 - James Gordon Bennett Jr. publishes first issue of the New York Herald's European edition in Paris.
  • 1894 - 19 year-old English man, Horace Rawlins, wins first U.S. Open golf tournament in Newport, RI.
  • 1950 - Snoopy the dog makes his first appearance in Charlie Brown comic strip by Charles Schultz.
  • 1957 - Russians launch world's first earth satellite-Sputnik I from Tyuratam Baikonur; space race begins.
  • 1963 - Killer hurricane Flora kills 6,000 in Caribbean.
  • 1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes first Pope to visit U.S.
  • 1976 - Supreme Court reinstates death penalty on murder cases banned on 6/29/72 as against 8th amendment.
  • 1980 - Earthquakes of 7.7 and 6.54 kill 4,000 in Algeria.
  • 2004 - Oil trading opens at $50 a barrel for the first time.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Francis of Assisi

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Lesotho (1966)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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