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November 4 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 4. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 41 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1429
    Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
  • 1501
    Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry.
  • 1576
    Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).
  • 1677
    The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary.
  • 1737
    The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
  • 1780
    Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui aka Tupac Amaru starts his Rebellion on Peru against Spain.
  • 1783
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
  • 1791
    The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
  • 1798
    Beginning of the Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu.
  • 1839
    Newport Rising: The last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
  • 1847
    Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
  • 1852
    Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
  • 1861
    The University of Washington opens in Seattle as the Territorial University.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville: Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.
  • 1868
    Camagüey, Cuba revolts against Spain during the Ten Years’ War.
  • 1890
    City and South London Railway: London’s first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
  • 1918
    World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.
  • 1921
    The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as “brownshirts”, physically assault Adolf Hitler’s opposition after his speech in Munich.
  • 1921
    Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
  • 1921
    The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome.
  • 1922
    In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 1924
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 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
    World War II: Bitola Liberation Day
  • 1952
    The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA.
  • 1956
    Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union, that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.
  • 1960
    At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
  • 1962
    In a test of the Nike Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Atoll. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States.
  • 1966
    The Arno River floods Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m, leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Also Venice was submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm.

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