4 April

4 April

April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 271 days remain until the end of the year.

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

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

What Happened On This Day – April 4

1979: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is executed

The former President of Pakistan had been deposed by a coup d’etat. He was hanged despite international calls to stop the execution.

1975: Bill Gates and Paul Allen establish Microsoft

Microsoft has developed into a multinational corporation, and it is the world’s largest software maker by revenue.

1969: Denton Cooley implants the first artificial heart

The machine kept patient Haskell Karp alive for 65 hours. He died before a human heart could become available.

1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

The civil rights activist was killed by James Earl Ray. Ray, a segregationist, received a 99-year prison sentence. He died in jail in 1998.

1949: NATO is formed

12 nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty to establish what is today one of the world’s most important military alliances.

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

Births On This Day, April 4

1979: Heath Ledger, Australian actor, director

1979: Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player

1952: Gary Moore, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1928: Maya Angelou, American author, poet, actress, director

1875: Pierre Monteux, French conductor

Robert Downey Jr. was born.

Heath Ledger was born.

Parveen Babi was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 4

2013: Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, screenwriter

1984: Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer, founded the Antonov Aircraft Company

1979: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani politician, 4th President of Pakistan

1968: Martin Luther King, Jr., American minster, activist, Nobel Prize laureate

1929: Karl Benz, German engineer, businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz

Martin Luther King Jr. died.

Karl Benz died.

William Henry Harrison died.


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