October 4 Events in History - October 4 Birthdays - October 4 Deaths
2014 Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient hospitalized for Ebola in the U.S., slips from serious to critical condition in a Dallas hospital; 10 people who had been in close contact with the patient have been placed in isolation
2014 Former Haitian leader Jean Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dies of a heart attack at age 63; known for an oppressive regime, he fled the country in 1986 but returned in 2011, pleading not guilty to charges of corruption and human rights violations
2013 Republic of Ireland voters determine whether the 90-year-old Seanad Eireann, Irish Senate should be abolished
2013 Part of the ongoing Samaikyandhra Movement, protests and strikes erupt after the Cabinet of India approves the bifurcation of the state of Andrha Pradesh
2012 The Dutch non-profit organization's Women on Waves abortion rights activist ship, which provides abortions and related medical services to women from countries with restrictive abortion laws, was blocked from entering Morocco's port of Smir
2012 The FBI claim to have completed it's investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya in one day
2011 In Cupertino, California, Apple Inc. announces the release of it much-anticipated iPhone 4S
2011 The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam Riess, for their work on the accelerating expansion of the universe
2010 Scientists working near Kokoda, Papua New Guinea uncover world's oldest known high altitude human settlement, estimated to be 49,000 years old
2010 The 2011 draft budget for Greece increases its austerity measures
2006 Dow closes above 11,800 for the first time
1997 Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales
1996 BPAA U.S. Bowling Open by Dave Husted
1996 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
1996 Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
1995 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
1995 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
1994 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting
1994 Soyuz TM-20 launches
1993 Troops of President Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
1992 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 46 performances
1992 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 61 performances
1992 1st time AL East and West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor and Oak
1992 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats U.S., 11 -6 at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
1992 El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
1992 Miami Dolphen Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
1991 NHL New York Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
1991 San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
1991 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
1990 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 13 performances
1989 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1987 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
1987 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
1987 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
1986 New York Yankee Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
1986 Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
1986 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
1985 Henry G. Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1985 Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley - CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 U.S. government closes down due to budget problems
1984 Yankees clinch AL East
1983 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1982 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany
1981 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1981 Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
1981 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest International gymnastics participant
1980 Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run clinches NL East title for Phillies
1979 Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1977 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
1976 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
1976 Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
1974 John Lennon releases "Walls and Bridges" album
1973 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
1972 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
1971 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
1970 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1969 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el
1969 U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1969 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
1967 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers
1966 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
1966 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1965 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 56 performances
1965 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
1964 Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss and Ga
1964 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1964 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1964 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
1964 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
1964 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St. Louis
1963 Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti
1963 Gambia achieves full internal self-government
1962 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
1962 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1960 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit
1959 1st World Series game played west of St. Louis (in LA)
1959 Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
1959 Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
1959 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
1959 U.S.S.R. Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
1958 5th French republic forms
1957 "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
1957 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 Reverend Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
1953 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 356 performances
1951 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1950 French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
1949 American Contract Bridge League votes 58 % to keep blacks out
1949 United Nations' permanent New York City headquarters is dedicated
1948 Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
1948 World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
1944 British troops land on Greek continent
1944 1st All St. Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
1944 St. Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
1943 Corsica freed by Free French
1943 German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
1942 German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
1940 12 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps
1940 French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs"
1940 Wrestling returns to Madison Square Garden after 12 year lay off
1939 Last Polish troops surrender
1936 Italian lire devalued
1936 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
1933 Esquire magazine is 1st published
1932 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
1932 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
1932 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
1931 Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
1931 Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile
1930 A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
1928 25th World Series begins, New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals
1928 KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
1926 Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower
1925 Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
1924 New York Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
1923 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hours). Referee overturns decision
1922 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ and WGY)
1922 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
1921 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in New York City
1917 British assault on Broodseinde, France
1916 Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time
1915 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah is established
1914 Dardanellen (French and English) fleet bombs Turkish forts
1913 Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP
1913 Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game
1911 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
1910 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
1906 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
1904 1st day of New York City subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge"
1897 George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in New York City
1895 1st U.S. Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport Golf Club Rhode Island
1895 Horace Rawlins wins 1st U.S. Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
1883 Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
1881 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
1880 University of California founded in Los Angeles
1873 Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
1864 National black convention meets (Syracuse New York)
1864 New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
1862 Battle of Corinth ends
1854 Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
1834 Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna
1830 Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
1824 Mexico becomes a republic
1777 Battle of Germantown
1777 General George Washington's troops attacked British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
1767 Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina
1712 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
1675 Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
1648 Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
1636 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1636 In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
1582 Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
1571 Synod of Emden
1539 King Henry VIII and Anna of Kleef marry
1535 1st full English translation of the Bible printed in Switzerland
1518 Henry VIII's daughter Mary marries French crown prince
1209 Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach