This Day in History – April 4

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April 4

History is always full of surprises and shockers. However, the way you perceive history, it is an essential part of our lives. If you want to turn the pages of history and want to find out what happened on this day in history – April 4, you are at the right place! 

What Events Happened in India on April 4?

1905: Earthquake in Kangra
Kangra which came under the province of Punjab was hit by an earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale on April 4 1905. It caused a lot of destruction in Kangra as well as the surrounding areas. 

2013: Building collapsed
Resulting in the death of 70 people, a building collapsed and fell in Thane. 

Events that Happened Across the World on April 4

1147: Moscow
For the first time in the historical record, Moscow was mentioned as a meeting place of two princes on April 4, 1147.

1268: Byzantine-Venetian Peace Treaty
Between the Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII, a five-year Byzantine-Venetian peace treaty was concluded. 

1460: Basel University
Basel University was founded on this day in history. 

1581: Francis Drake 
A knighthood was given to Francis Drake for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

1609: Moriscos 
The Kingdom of Valencia expelled Moriscos on this day in history. 

1721: Sir Robert Walpole 
Sir Robert Walpole became the first British Prime Minister on April 4 1721. 

1814: Napoleon
Napolean abdicated for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of French.

1818: Flag of the United States 
It was affirmed by the United States Congress that a flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star each for each state.

1850: Los Angeles
Los Angeles was incorporated as a city on this day. 

1866: Alexander II of Russia 
An assassination attempt was made on Alexander II of Russia, which he narrowly escaped in the city of St. Petersburg. 

1873: The Kennel Club 
One of the oldest and the first official registry of purebred dogs in the world – The Kennel Club was founded on April 4, 1873. 

1913: First Balkan War 
During the First Balkan War, the Greek aviator Emmanuoli became the first pilot of the Hellenic Air Force to die due to his plane crash. 

1925: SS is founded
Under the rule of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, the SS was founded.

1939: Faisal II
Faisal II became the King of Iraq on this day in history. 

1945: World War II
During World War II, the American troops liberated Ohrdruf forced labour camp in Germany. 

1949: North Atlantic Treaty 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was formed when 12 countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949.

1958: CND Peace symbol
For the first time in London, the CND Peace symbol was displayed for the general public. 

1964: The Beatles
The Beatles were in the top five positions of the Billboard 100 pop chart. 

1968: Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis. 

1979: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed on this day. 

1984: Chemical Weapons 
The President of the United States Ronal Reagan called for an international ban on chemical weapons on April 4, 1984. 

1996: Comet Hyakutake 
The USA Asteroid Orbiter imaged the Comet Hyakutake on this day in history. 

2009: NATO
France announced that there would be full participation of its military forces within NATO.

2020: National Day of Mourning 
A National Day of Mourning was held by China for the martyrs who died fighting the novel coronavirus on April 4, 2020.

Important Birthdays

April 4
Image Source: News Track English
  • 1949: Parveen Babi
    The popular Bollywood actress, famous for her role in Namak Halal, was born on April 4, 1949. 
  • 1965: Robert Downing Jr
    Also known by the name of Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downing Jr was born on this day. 

This was all about the wonderful and not so wonderful events that happened on this day in history on April 4. We learn from some and we move on from some. If you enjoyed going through this blog, then keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

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