November 4 Events in History - November 4 Birthdays - November 4 Deaths
2014 In U.S. elections, Republicans retain dominance of the Senate and succeed in gaining control of the House of Representatives
2014 In light of recent separatist elections, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko seeks to nullify a law that gave greater autonomy to rebel regions; Ukraine does not recognize the election results and will hold national elections as planned in December
2013 A private collection of 1,500 works of art plundered by the Nazi's and discovered in a Munich apartment in 2012, has an estimated worth of $1 billion; lost works include paintings by Matisse, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Picasso
2013 A successor to the SR-71 Blackbird is being built by Lockheed Martin. The company's Advanced Development Programs, known by the alias Skunk Works, has taken on the challenge to builde the SR-72, capable of flying at mach 6 with expected delivery in 2023
2012 The Coptic Orthodox Church selects Bishop Tawadros as their new 118th pope
2012 A naval base located on the Strait of Hormuz, near Bandar Langeh, is established by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
2011 The Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou receives a no-confidence motion against him after failing to hold a referendum on a eurozone bailout
2011 Millions of Muslims begin Hajj, their annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca
2010 The oldest type of stone axe in the world is dated at 35,500 years old; it was found in Australia's Northern Territory in the lands of the Jawoyn people
2010 In Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, the government dismisses criticism from rights groups and opens a 'protest park'
2008 Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States
2008 Joe Biden is elected the 47th Vice President of the United States
2001 World Series, Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York Yankees 4 games to 3
1995 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater New York City after 221 performances
1995 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province vs. N Transvaal
1995 Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat Los Angeles Lakers 103-89
1994 Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
1994 United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
1993 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 37 performances
1993 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror false report his diet
1993 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett
1992 New York Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
1992 New York Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
1991 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain
1990 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert New York City for 225 performances
1990 20th New York City Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
1990 21st New York City Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
1990 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
1990 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
1990 Secretary of State James Baker visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
1989 Orlando Magic's 1st NBA game, loses to Nets, 111-106
1989 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
1989 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
1988 1st NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
1987 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
1987 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
1987 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte and Miami for 1988 and Minneapolis and Orlando for 1989
1984 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1984 Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
1983 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
1983 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
1982 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
1981 Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," premieres in New York City
1981 Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 seconds remaining
1981 Dr. George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
1980 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
1980 Libyan invasion in Chad
1980 Ronald Reagan (R) defeats President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide
1980 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time home run run king with 868, retires
1980 Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
1979 500 Iranian "students" seize U.S. embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
1978 Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
1978 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans, available
1977 U.N. Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
1976 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich and McCovey, available
1975 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
1973 1000s commemorates former premier Georgios Papandreou
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1973 M. Medoff's "When you Comin' Back, Red Ryder?," premieres in New York City
1973 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
1972 Bangladesh adopts constitution
1972 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
1970 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
1968 Battles between Jordan army and Al Fatah-arm forces
1968 WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 WTOG TV channel 44 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1966 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
1965 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
1963 John Lennon utters his infamous "Rattle your jewelry" line
1962 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 Karamanlis becomes premier of Greece
1960 "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe
1959 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1958 Angelo G. Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
1958 Belgian government of Eyskens, resigns
1958 Democrats win U.S. congressional election
1957 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
1956 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
1956 Israel captures Straits of Tiran and reach Suez Canal Egypt
1956 U.S.S.R. sends tanks into Hungary and threatens to bomb Budapest
1954 "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 888 performances
1954 Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1953 Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia A's
1953 New balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
1952 Earthquake and flood strike Kamshatka-South America
1952 Eisenhower (R) elected 34th President beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
1951 9th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 9 -2 at Pinehurst CC NC
1951 New York Giants and New York Yankees score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
1951 Vijay Merchant scores 154 vs. England in his last Test Cricket innings
1950 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 4 performances
1950 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 269 performances
1950 Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
1950 U.S. troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
1949 "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
1948 T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1946 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 72 performances
1946 U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization formed
1944 German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1944 RAF bombs Dinteloord, 54 killed
1943 France arrests government of Lebanon
1942 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afr corps draws back out Fuka-posing
1940 Eggs and cake rationed in Netherlands
1939 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill
1939 U.S. allows "cash and carry" arms sales during WW II
1934 Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
1933 Bradman scores 200 NSW vs. Queensland, 184 minutes, 26 fours
1933 Hermann Goering and Georgi Dimitrov duel
1933 Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young
1931 Jean Genet's "Judith," premieres in Paris
1929 John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square," premieres in New York City
1928 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
1924 British Labour government of MacDonald, resigns
1924 California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914)
1924 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st U.S. female Governor (Wyoming)
1924 U.S. president Calvin Coolidge re-elected
1918 Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
1914 Russia declares Turkey the war
1914 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete," New York City)
1911 Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
1911 France and Germany signs treaty about Morocco and Congo
1910 Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Australia (vs. South Australia) It rained
1909 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
1908 Brooklyn Academy of Music, opens in New York City
1905 Harbor strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
1904 1st stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)
1901 Clyde Fitch' "Way of the World," premieres in New York City
1893 Dr. Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland
1890 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
1890 Prince of Wales opens 1st underground (Station Stockwell, London)
1890 St. Aleksandr Borodons opera "Prins Igor," premieres in Petersburg
1889 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
1886 Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia," premieres
1884 Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for 1st President term
1880 1st cash register patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton Ohio
1879 Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
1879 James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
1876 John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C, premieres
1875 "Pacific" collides with "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 dies
1875 Tonga adopts constitution
1874 Samuel J. Tilden elected governor of New York
1873 Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents gold crown
1867 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall
1866 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
1864 Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
1864 Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
1862 Richard Gatling patents Gatling gun
1861 University of Washington founded in Seattle
1856 James Buchanan elected U.S. president
1854 Lighthouse forms on Alcatraz Island
1846 Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
1845 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US
1842 Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
1841 1st wagon train arrives in California
1771 Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant," premieres in Paris
1675 Storm hits about West-Europe: flood in Amsterdam
1646 Mass uses death penalty for denying that Saint Copybook is God's word
1645 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Holly
1631 Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
1619 Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia
1576 Spanish defeat Walloons and take Antwerp Belgium
1529 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested
1520 Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden
1519 Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast
1501 Philip de Blank and Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
922 Richarius becomes bishop of Luik