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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes in central Cuba, killing all 68 people on board.ref name=NYT_1106

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Friday, November 4, 2005

The U.S. and Uruguay governments sign a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

The sun surprises astronomers by launching another solar flare, this time the largest ever recorded.
Mexican President Vicente Fox begins a three state trip to the United States with a stop in Arizona, where he addresses immigration issues. A man is reportedly injured at a shooting near the place Fox spoke.//aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20031104215209990005
Mark Messier of the New York Rangers scores two goals against the Dallas Stars, giving him 1851 to pass Gordie Howe and to move into second place on the NHL career points list. //www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dallas/sports/topstories/stories/110503dnspostarslede.1c53aad9.html

Monday, November 4, 2002

Internet: Country code top-level domain administrators have started to talk about taking back control of their parts of the domain name system that has been controlled by ICANN since the death of Jon Postel. They have complained that ICANN is unaccountable, dictatorial and unresponsive to users' needs.

Sunday, November 4, 2001

Establishment of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes.

Saturday, November 4, 1995

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

Monday, November 4, 1991

The last oil well fire in Kuwait is extinguished.
The United States Senate confirms Robert Gates as Director of Central Intelligence.
The first report on carbon nanotubes is published by Sumio Iijima in the journal "Nature".
November 5 ndash In South Africa, the African National Congress leads a general strike, demanding a role in governing and an end to a value added tax.
In a special election for the U.S. Senate, Harris Wofford scores an electoral upset against Dick Thornburgh, who had led him by 44 points in an August opinion poll.
The body of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell is found floating in the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands.
China–Vietnam relations: China and Vietnam restore diplomatic relations after a 13-year rift which followed 1979's Sino-Vietnamese War.
CPSU, and its republic-level division, Communist Party of the Russian SFSR, banned in the Russian SFSR by Presidential decree N 169.
The KGB officially stops operations.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson announces he has HIV, effectively ending his NBA career.

Saturday, November 4, 1989

Typhoon Gay devastates Thailand's Chumphon Province.

Tuesday, November 4, 1986

Democrats regain control of the United States Senate for the first time in 6 years. In California, Chief Justice Rose Bird and two colleagues are removed by voters from the Supreme Court of California for opposing capital punishment.

Tuesday, November 4, 1980

United States presidential election, 1980: Republican challenger and former Governor Ronald Reagan of California defeats incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter, exactly 1 year after the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis.

Sunday, November 4, 1979

Iran hostage crisis begins: 3,000 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (53 of whom are American). They demand that the United States send the former Shah of Iran back to stand trial.

Saturday, November 4, 1967

November 5 – Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda.

Friday, November 4, 1966

The Arno RiverfloodsFlorence, Italy, to a maximum depth of , leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books.

Sunday, November 4, 1956

1956 Hungarian Revolution: More Soviet troops invade Hungary to crush a revolt that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.

Saturday, November 4, 1950

The United Nations ends the diplomatic isolation of Spain.

Monday, November 4, 1946

UNESCO established as a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Saturday, November 4, 1939

"Hedda Hopper's Hollywood" debuts on radio with Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper as host (the show runs until 1951, making Hopper a powerful figure in the Hollywood elite).
WWII: 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 to non-belligerent nations.
WWII ndash Sonderaktion Krakau: Germans take action against scientists from the University of Kraków and other Kraków universities at the beginning of WWII.

Friday, November 4, 1938

At a public meeting in Epping, Winston Churchill narrowly survives an attempt by fellow Conservative and constituent Sir Colin Thornton-Kemsley to remove him from Parliament.

Sunday, November 4, 1928

At Park Central Hotel in Manhattan, Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler, is shot to death over a poker game.
U.S. presidential election, 1928: Republican Herbert Hoover wins by a wide margin over Democrat Alfred E. Smith.
Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the old warrior king.

Friday, November 4, 1927

Frank Heath and his horse "Gypsy Queen" return to Washington, D.C., having completed a two-year journey of 11,356 miles to all 48 of the states (of that time).
Mahatma Gandhi makes his first and last visit to Ceylon.
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.

Saturday, November 4, 1922

In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to PharaohTutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Monday, November 4, 1918

WWI: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.

Wednesday, November 4, 1914

Britain and France declare war on Turkey.

Saturday, November 4, 1905

The application of the infamous and, from the Finnish perspective, unconstititional, February Manifesto, subordinating the local legislation of the autonomous Grand Principality of Finland to Imperial Russian legislation, is interrupted in the November Manifesto. The Senate of Finland is also ordered to prepare a proposition for a new unicameral representative organ elected in accordance to universal and equal suffrage to replace the outdated Diet of the Estates.

Wednesday, November 4, 1903

With the encouragement of the United States, Panama proclaims itself independent from Colombia.

Saturday, November 4, 1899

The Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is founded in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Tuesday, November 4, 1884

United States presidential election, 1884: DemocratGrover Cleveland defeats RepublicanJames G. Blaine in a very close contest to win the first of his non-consecutive terms.

Thursday, November 4, 1880

Cocaine is isolated.
The Capuchin catacombs of Palermo are officially closed (there will be some burials afterwards).
The first cash register is patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio.
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza signs a treaty of protection with the chief on the large Teke tribe and begins to establish a French protectorate on the north bank of the Congo River.
Cologne Cathedral is completed, after construction began in 1248, 632 years earlier.
The journal "Science" is founded by Thomas Edison.

Saturday, November 4, 1876

The long-awaited First Symphony of Johannes Brahms is premiered at Karlsruhe under the baton of Otto Dessoff.

Wednesday, November 4, 1874

Democrats gain control of the United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1860.

Thursday, November 4, 1869

The first issue of the scientific journal "Nature" is published in London, edited by Norman Lockyer.

Friday, November 4, 1864

American Civil War ndash Battle of Johnsonville: At Johnsonville, Tennessee, troops under the command of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest bombard a Union supply base with artillery and destroy millions of dollars in material.

Tuesday, November 4, 1856

U.S. presidential election, 1856: Democrat James Buchanan defeats former President Millard Fillmore, representing a coalition of Know-Nothings and Whigs, and John C. Frémont of the fledgling Republican Party, to become the 15th President of the United States.

Friday, November 4, 1853

Crimean War ndash Battle of Oltenitza: Turkish victory over Russians.

Thursday, November 4, 1852

Count Cavour becomes the Piedmontese prime minister.

Saturday, November 4, 1848

France ratifies a new constitution. The Second Republic of France is set up, ending the state of temporary government lasting since the Revolution of 1848.

Thursday, November 4, 1847

8 ndash James Young Simpson discovers the anesthetic properties of chloroform and first uses it, successfully, on a patient, in an obstetric case in Edinburgh.First communicated to the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh, November 10, and published in a phlet, "Notice of a New Anæsthetic Agent", in Edinburgh, November 12.

Wednesday, November 4, 1840

Monday, November 4, 1839

The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

Tuesday, November 4, 1834

Delta Upsilon fraternity is founded at Williams College.

Sunday, November 4, 1798

Beginning of the Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu.

Friday, November 4, 1796

The Treaty of Tripoli (between the United States and Tripoli) is signed at Tripoli (see also 1797).

Tuesday, November 4, 1794

Russian General Alexander Suvorov stormed Warsaw in the war against the Polish uprising and captured Praga, one of its suburbs, killing many civilians.

Monday, November 4, 1737

The direct male line of the Medici family becomes extinct with the death of Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Richmond, Virginia is founded.
Benjamin Franklin creates the Philadelphia Police Force ndash the first city-paid force.
The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated in Naples, Italy.
The oldest existing English languagenewspaper in the world, "The (Belfast) News Letter", is founded in Ireland.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is designated the patron saint of Mexico City.
Lancaster County Prison, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is first constructed in response to the seven violent years preceding of the ongoing Cresap\'s War in the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary dispute and war.

Thursday, November 4, 1677

The future Mary II of England marries William of Orange.

Friday, November 4, 1650

William III of Orange becomes Prince of the House of Orange the moment of his birth, succeeding his father who had died a few days earlier. He doesn't become stadtholder, so the United Provinces become a true republic.

Sunday, November 4, 1646

Massachusetts enacts the death penalty for having a rebellious child.

Monday, November 4, 1641

A Dutch fleet, with Michiel de Ruyter as third in command, beats back a Spanish-Dunkirker fleet in an action at Cape St Vincent.

Friday, November 4, 1616

Charles I (15 year-old second son of James I of England and Anne of Denmark) is invested as Prince of Wales at Whitehall in London, the last such investiture until 1911.

Thursday, October 25, 1576 (Julianian calendar)

Eighty Years\' War: In the Low Countries, mutinous Spanish soldiers sack Antwerp (after three days, the city is nearly destroyed).

Friday, October 25, 1549 (Julianian calendar)

"Excerpta antiqua" published by Hervagius at Basel.
Although trade existed between the two beforehand, in this year the Portuguese begins to send regular seasonal maritime trade missions to Ming Dynasty China at Sao João Island (also known as Shangchuan Island) near Macau.
The spire of Lincoln Cathedral in England is blown down leaving St. Olaf\'s Church, Tallinn, in Estonia as the World's tallest structure.
The Pragmatic Sanction is proclaimed by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. The Seventeen Provinces are declared inseparable.

Monday, October 25, 1529 (Julianian calendar)

Aylesbury is granted the county town of Buckinghamshire in England by King Henry VIII.
Occultist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa publishes "//visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=GallicaO=NUMM-71692 Declamatio de nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus" (Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex), a book pronouncing the theological and moral superiority of women.
Boromrajathira IV succeeds Rama Thibodi II as king of Ayutthaya.
December 17 ndash First sitting of the English Reformation Parliament.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/
Fluorine is first described by Georg Agricola.
Paracelsus visits Nürnberg.
Paracelsus uses the name "Paracelsus" for the first time.

Thursday, October 25, 1520 (Julianian calendar)

Christian II is crowned king of Sweden. The coronation is followed by a three-day feast in Stockholm.

Monday, October 25, 1501 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, October 27, 1333 (Julianian calendar)

The Arno River floods, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by Giovanni Villani.
A famine (lasting until 1337) breaks out in China, killing six million.
A great famine takes place in Southern Europe. It is known by Catalan historians as the First Bad Year', equivalent to the Great Famine further North, an early notice of the catastrophes of the second half of the 14th century.
John of Drazic, bishop of Prague, founds a friary at Roudnice (Raudnitz).
The Kamakura period ends and the Kemmu restoration begins in Japan.
Source: Wikipedia