4 April

4 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 4th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • International Day For Mine Awareness.
  • International Carrot Day
  • National Walk Around Things Day
  • National Cordon Bleu Day
  • World Rat Day
  • Vitamin C Day
  • National Tell A Lie Day

Historic Events

1975: Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800 in 1975.

1968: On 4th April in 1968 civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His slaying was followed by a wave of rioting.

On 4th April in 1968 civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His slaying was followed by a wave of rioting.

1938: Spanish women to protest State Department. Washington DC, led by Mrs. Ernestina Gonzales, PH.D. and former Director of the Madrid University Library, April 4, 1938

Spanish women to protest State Department. Washington DC, led by Mrs. Ernestina Gonzales, PH.D. and former Director of the Madrid University Library, April 4, 1938

1868: British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia in 1868.

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Downey Jr. was born.
  • Heath Ledger was born.
  • Parveen Babi was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Martin Luther King Jr. died.
  • Karl Benz died.
  • William Henry Harrison died.

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