Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
The sun surprises astronomers by launching another solar flare, this time the largest ever recorded.
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.
Establishment of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes.
Saturday, November 4, 1995
The United States Senate confirms Robert Gates as Director of Central Intelligence.
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.
Saturday, November 4, 1989
Tuesday, November 4, 1986
Tuesday, November 4, 1980
Iran hostage crisis
begins: 3,000 Iran
ian 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.
The Arno RiverfloodsFlorence
, Italy, to a maximum depth of , leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books.
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
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).
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.
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).
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
Saturday, November 4, 1922
Wednesday, November 4, 1914
Britain and France declare war on Turkey.
Saturday, November 4, 1905
Wednesday, November 4, 1903
With the encouragement of the United States, Panama proclaims itself independent from Colombia.
Saturday, November 4, 1899
Tuesday, November 4, 1884
Thursday, November 4, 1880
Cologne Cathedral is completed, after construction began in 1248, 632 years earlier.
Saturday, November 4, 1876
Wednesday, November 4, 1874
Thursday, November 4, 1869
The first issue of the scientific journal "Nature
" is published in London, edited by Norman Lockyer
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.
Thursday, November 4, 1852
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
Wednesday, November 4, 1840
The Newport Rising
is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
Tuesday, November 4, 1834
Beginning of the Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu.
Tuesday, November 4, 1794
Russian General Alexander Suvorov
in the war against the Polish uprising and captured Praga, one of its suburbs, killing many civilians.
The direct male line of the Medici
family becomes extinct with the death of Gian Gastone de' Medici
, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Thursday, November 4, 1677
The future Mary II of England marries William of Orange.
enacts the death penalty for having a rebellious child.
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)
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.
Monday, October 25, 1529 (Julianian calendar)
Aylesbury is granted the county town of Buckinghamshire in England by King Henry VIII.
Boromrajathira IV succeeds Rama Thibodi II as king of Ayutthaya
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 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.