- April 4 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year (272 in leap years).
- The preceding day is April 3.
- Next day is April 5.
April 4th Deaths (Here)
April 4 Events:
1081 – Beginning the Komnenian dynasty - Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople.
1581 – Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
1655 – Infant of Prague (a miraculous statue) solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach.
1660 – Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
1721 – Sir Robert Walpole becomes first Prime Minister of the UK under King George I.
1812 – U.S. President James Madison enacted a 90-day trade embargo with the UK.
1814 – Napoleon abdicates for the 1st time.
1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States.
1841 – William Henry Harrison (1st President of the United States) dies of pneumonia.
1850 – The Great Fire of Cottenham (a Cambridgeshire village in England).
1850 – Los Angeles is incorporated as a city in California, United States.
1859 – Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City.
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia (American Civil War).
1866 – Alexander II of Russia escapes an assassination attempt in Kiev.
1873 – The Kennel Club is founded.
1905 – Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, India.
1913 – Emmanuel Argyropoulos (Greek aviator) dies when his plane crashes.
1918 – Second Battle of the Somme ends (World War ).
1930 – Communist Party of Panama is founded.
1939 – Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
1944 – First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces (World War II).
1945 – American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany (World War II).
1945 – Soviet Army takes military control of Hungary (World War II).
1949 – North Atlantic Treaty signed by 12 nations - creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
1958 – First public display of the CND Peace Symbol occurs in London.
1960 – Senegal independence day.
1964 – The Beatles have top 5 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
1967 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers, in New York City's Riverside Church, his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech.
1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.
1968 – Apollo program - NASA launches Apollo 6.
1969 – First temporary artificial heart is implanted by Dr. Denton Cooley.
1973 – Officially dedication of The World Trade Center in New York.
1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates & Paul Allen.
1975 – Operation Baby Lift (Vietnam War) United States Air Force C-5A Galaxy crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, transporting orphans.
1976 – Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia & is placed under house arrest.
1979 – Execution of President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan.
1983 – Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space.
1984 – President Ronald Reagan requests an international ban on chemical weapons.
1988 – Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial.
1994 – Marc Andreessen & Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation".
1996 – USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous images Comet Hyakutake.
2002 – Angolan Civil War ends - following the signing of a peace treaty between the Angolan government & UNITA rebels.
2008 – The raid on the FLDS owned ranch called the YFZ Ranch in Texas.
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