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On this day in History – Nov. 04 Novembro 4, 2005

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1411 – Khalil Sultan dies (b. 1384). Ruler of Transoxonia
1448 – King Alphonso II of Naples was born (d. 1495)
1470 – King Edward V of England was born. One of the two princes in the Tower
1575 – Guido Reni was born (d. 1642). Italian painter
1576 – Eighty Years’ War: In Belgium, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).
1584 – Saint Charles Borromeo dies (b. 1538). Italian cardinal.
1612 – Moscow Kitai-gorod taken by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
1631 – Mary of Orange was born (d. 1660). Eldest daughter of Charles I of England and mother of William III of England
1652 – Jean-Charles de la Faille dies (b. 1597). Belgian mathematician.
1661 – Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine was born (d. 1742)
1669 – Johannes Cocceius dies (b. 1603). Dutch theologian.
1677 – The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later be known as William and Mary.
1698 – Rasmus Bartholin dies (b. 1625). Danish physician and mathematician.
1702 – John Benbow dies (b. 1653). English admiral.
1704 – Andreas Acoluthus dies (b. 1654). German orientalist.
1740 – Augustus Montague Toplady was born. Author of hymn, “Rock of Ages”
1744 – Johann Bernoulli, III was born (d. 1807). Swiss mathematicien
1765 – Pierre Girard was born (d. 1836). French mathematician
1828 – António Coelho Lousada was born. Portuguese writer.
1836 – Henry J. Lutcher was born (d. 1912). Business leader.
1842 – Abraham Lincoln, future US President, married Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois.
1847 – Felix Mendelssohn dies (b. 1809). German composer.
1852 – Count Camillo Benso di Cavour became the prime minister of PiedmontSardinia, which soon expanded to become Italy.
1857 – Fundação de São Carlos (S. Paulo – Brasil)
1859 – Clóvis Beviláqua was born in Viçosa (CE) (d. 1944). Brazilian jurist, journalist and historian. Author of the “Código Civil Brasileiro” (Brazilian Civil Code)
1861 – The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of JohnsonvilleConfederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.
1869 – The first issue of the scientific journal Nature is published.
1874 – Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak was born (d. 1920). Russian military commander.
1877 – A construção da Ponte de Dona Maria Pia é concluída.
1879 – Will Rogers was born (d. 1935). American humorist and entertainer.
1883 – Nikolaos Plastiras was born (d. 1953). Greek general and politician.
1884 – U.S. presidential election, 1884: Democrat Grover Cleveland defeats Republican James G. Blaine in a very close contest to win the first of his two non-consecutive terms.
1889 – Menelek of Shoa obtains the allegiance of a large majority of the Ethiopian nobility, paving the way for him to be crowned emperor.
1890 – City & South London Railway: London‘s first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
1890 – Klabund (Alfred Henschke) was born (d. 1928). German writer escritor alemão
1897 – Lorenzo Fernandez was born (d. 1948). Brazilian musician, composer and conductor
1899 – Sigmund Freud‘s The Interpretation of Dreams is published.
1901 – Princess Bang-ja of Korea was born (d. 1989)
1904 – Theodore Roosevelt foi reeleito presidente dos Estados Unidos da América. Eleito vice-presidente em 1900, tinha-se tornado presidente logo em 1901 devido ao assassinato do presidente McKinley.
1908 – Józef Rotblat was born (d. 2005). Polish physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1909 – Skeeter Webb was born (d. 1986). Baseball player.
1910 – Torres Pastorinho was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian journalist, historian and writer
1911 – O túmulo do faraó Tutankhamon foi descoberto, em Luxor no Egipto, pelo arqueólogo inglês Howard Carter.
1912 – Vadim Salmanov was born (d. 1978). Russian composer.
1913 – Gig Young was born (d. 1978). American actor.
1914 – Martin Balsam was born (d. 1996). American actor.
1916 – Walter Cronkite was born. American news broadcaster
1918 – Art Carney was born (d. 2003). American actor.
1918 – World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.
1918 – The German Revolution begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.
1918 – Wilfred Owen dies (b. 1893). English poet.
1921 – The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler
1922 – In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamen‘s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
1923 – Freddy Heineken was born (d. 2002). Dutch businessman.
1924 – Monsueto was born (d. 1973). Brazilian musician (Samba)
1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming elected as the first woman governor in the United States.
1924 – Gabriel Fauré dies (b. 1845). French composer
1928 – Arnold Rothstein (b. 1882), New York City‘s most notorious gambler, is shot dead over a poker game.
1929 – Doris Roberts was born. American actress
1930 – Dick Groat was born. Baseball player
1930 – Buddy Bolden dies (b. 1877). American musician.
1932 – Thomas Klestil was born (d. 2004). President of Austria
1937 – Loretta Swit was born. American actress
1939 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.
1941 – Manuel Rui was born in Huambo. Angolan poet.
1942 – World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein – Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.
1944 – Scherrie Payne was born. American singer (The Supremes)
1946 – Robert Mapplethorpe was born (d. 1989). American photographer.
1946 – Laura Bush was born. First Lady of the United States
1948 – T. S. Eliot is announced that won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry”
1946 – Unesco is founded.
1948 – T.S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1948 – Truman is reelected President of United States
1951 – Traian Băsescu was born. President of Romania
1952 – Dwight Eisenhower is elected President of United States.
1952 – U.S. presidential election, 1952: Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Democrat Adlai Stevenson.
1953 – Carlos Gutierrez was born. American politician
1955 – Matti Vanhanen was born. Prime Minister of Finland
1955 – Cy Young dies (b. 1867). Baseball player
1956 – Art Tatum dies (b. 1909). American musician
1956 – Soviet troops invade Hungary to crush the Hungarian revolution that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.
1960 – Filming wraps on The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable — the last film for both.
1961 – Ralph Macchio was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York. American actor.
1961 – Kathy Griffin was born. American comedienne and actress
1961 – Ralph Macchio was born. American actor
1965 – Wayne Static was born. American singer/guitarist (Static-X)
1966 – Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the Arno and Po rivers flood; 113 people die, 30,000 are rendered homeless, and countless Renaissance artworks and books are destroyed.
1968 – Michel Kikoine dies (b. 1892). Belarusian painter.
1969 – Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. American actor.
1969 – Matthew McConaughey was born. American actor
1970 – Sean Jean “Puff Daddy” Combs was born. American rapper.
1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States turns control of the air base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.
1972 – Luis Figo was born. Portuguese footballer.
1974 – M62 bomber jailed for life Judith Ward is convicted of an army coach bombing in which 12 people died. Her conviction was quashed 18 years later.
1974 – Portugal: Sede Nacional do Partido Popular sofre ataques, ameaças e assaltos por radicais de extrema-esquerda
1975 – Eduard Kokcharov was born. Russian handball player.
1979 – Iran hostage crisis begins: Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (63 of whom are American). 1979. Cerca de 500 jovens militantes iranianos invadiram a Embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Teerão, no Irão, e fizeram 90 reféns, incluindo 52 americanos, que mantiverram sequestrados durante 444 dias.
1980 – U.S. presidential election, 1980: Republican challenger Ronald Reagan defeats incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter by a wide margin.
1980 – Elsie MacGill dies (b. 1905). Canadian aeronautical engineer.
1982 – Dominique Dunne dies (b. 1959). American actress.
1982 – Mother jailed in dingo baby trial
1986 – Kurt Hirsch dies (b. 1906). German mathematician.
1986 – Alexz Johnson was born. Canadian singer.
1993 – Jean Chrétien takes office as Prime Minister of Canada.
1993 – Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1993 – A series of fires destroy 1000 homes in southern California, causing between 500 million and 1 billion USD of damage. Half of the fires turn out to be arson.
1993 – A China Airlines Boeing 747 overran Runway 13 at Hong Kong‘s Kai Tak International Airport while landing during a typhoon. The wind was gusting to gale force at the time. It touched down more than 2/3 down the runway and was unable to stop before the runway ran out and the plane crashed into the sea. 22 people were injured.
1995 – After attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv‘s Kings Square, Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize Yitzhak Rabin (b. 1922) is mortally wounded by an extreme right-wing Israeli assassin. He dies of his wounds later that night in a Tel Aviv Hospital.
1995 – Gilles Deleuze dies. French philosopher.
1995 – Paul Eddington dies. British actor.
1999 – Malcolm Marshall dies (b. 1958). West Indian cricketer
2001 – Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes.
2001 – The Police Service of Northern Ireland is established.
2001 – Frei Bartolomeu dos Mártires é beatificado
2003 – The largest-ever solar flare is recorded
2003 – Richard Wollheim dies (b. 1923). British philosopher.
R.C. Saints – November 4th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints:
St. Charles Borromeo, St. Clarus, St. Birrstan, St. Vitalis, St. Emeric, St. Joannicus, St. Nicander and Hermas St. Modesta, St. Philologus and Patrobas, St. Pierius.
Italy – celebration of victory in WWI, the date of the Armed Forces
Bahá’í Faith – Feast of Qudrat (Power) – First day of the 13th month of the Bahá’í calendar

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