4 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Edward V, 1470
  • Eden Phillpotts, 1862
  • Will Rogers, 1879
  • Bob Considine, 1907
  • Pauline Trigere, 1912
  • Walter Cronkite, 1916
  • Gig Young, 1917
  • Art Carney, 1918
  • Martin Balsam, 1919
  • Loretta Swit, 1937
  • Robert Mapplethorpe, 1946
  • Markie Post, 1950
  • Ralph Macchio, 1962
  • Andrea McArdle, 1963
  • Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, 1969

Died On This Day:

  • Felix Mendelssohn, 1847
  • Paul Delaroche, 1856
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander, 1950
  • Cy Young, 1955
  • Art Tatum, 1956
  • Jacques Tati, 1982
  • Yitzhak Rabin assassinated, 1995
  • Michael Crichton, 2008
  • George "Sparky" Anderson, 2010
  • Andy Rooney, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1396 - Richard II marries Queen Isabella, daughter of Charles VI (France) in Calais; she is only 7 years old.
  • 1493 - On Second voyage to the New World, Columbus discovers Guadeloupe.
  • 1605 - Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up Britain's Houses of Parliament; caught and stopped at 11:55 p.m.
  • 1677 - William of Orange (Wm. III) marries Mary, daughter of James I.
  • 1791 - St. Clair's defeat; 600 killed by surprise attack of Shawnee, Delaware, Iroquois Indians.
  • 1842 - Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd.
  • 1843 - Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square - 170 feet high - unveiled.
  • 1846 - Patent granted to Benjamin Palmer of Meredith N.H. for the artificial leg.
  • 1862 - Richard Jordan Gatling of Indianapolis receives patent on his rapid-fire machine gun.
  • 1879 - The cash register patented by inventors James and John Ritty, saloon owners of Dayton, OH.
  • 1890 - First American Kennel Club licensed trial for Beagles held in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
  • 1918 - German revolution begins.
  • 1922 - 6,000 years of Ottoman rule in Turkey ends; Sultan Mohammed VI ousted.
  • 1922 - Howard Carter, with Lord Carnarvon's final funding, discovers the entrance to tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • 1939 - Packard displays the first air-conditioned automobile at the Chicago Auto Show.
  • 1942 - British victors over Germans in Battle of El Alamein.
  • 1956 - Soviets invade Hungary with 200,000 troops to crush the national uprising that began on Oct. 23.
  • 1979 - Iranian hostage crisis begins; militants storm US Embassy in Tehran and take 70 Americans captive.
  • 1995 - Elected PM of Italy 7 times, Giulio Andreotti becomes first world leader to be accused of murder.
  • 2008 - Barack Obama elected first black American president; inherits wars on two fronts and financial chaos.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Emeric
  • Birstan or Brynstan of Winchester
  • Clarus
  • Joannicus
  • John Zedazneli
  • Pierius
  • Vitalis and Agricola
  • Charles Borromeo

Holiday:

  • Will Rogers Day celebrated in Oklahoma

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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