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October 4 Historical Events

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

Found 53 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 23
    Rebels capture and sack the Chinese capital Chang'an during a peasant rebellion. They kill and decapitate the emperor, Wang Mang, two days later.
  • 610
    Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
  • 1227
    Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
  • 1302
    A peace treaty between the Byzantine Empire and the Republic of Venice ends the Byzantine–Venetian War (1296–1302).
  • 1363
    End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
  • 1511
    Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
  • 1535
    The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.
  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
  • 1597
    The first Guale uprising begins against the Spanish missions in Georgia.
  • 1636
    The Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
  • 1693
    Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1725
    Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
  • 1777
    Battle of Germantown: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under Sir William Howe.
  • 1779
    The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
  • 1795
    Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence with a “Whiff of Grapeshot”, using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (National Convention).
  • 1824
    Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
  • 1830
    Creation of the Kingdom of Belgium after separation from the Netherlands.
  • 1853
    Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
  • 1876
    Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
  • 1883
    First run of the Orient Express.
  • 1883
    First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1895
    The first U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Broodseinde fought between the British and German armies in Flanders.
  • 1918
    An explosion kills more than 100 and destroys the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fires and explosions continue for three days forcing massive evacuations and spreading ordnance over a wide area, pieces of which were still being found as of 2007.
  • 1927
    Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
  • 1936
    In the East End of London, marches staged by British fascists and various anti-fascist organizations result in violent clashes between them in what becomes known as the Battle of Cable Street.
  • 1940
    Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
  • 1941
    Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. captures the Solomon Islands from the Japanese.
  • 1957
    Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

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