January 4 is the fourth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 361 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 4th in history!
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- World Braille Day
- National Trivia Day
- World Hypnotism Day
- Pop Music Chart Day
- National Spaghetti Day
2010: Burj Khalifa is opened
Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest building, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
1958: Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from orbit
The Soviet Union was the first nation to send an artificial Earth satellite into space.
1948: Burma gains independence from the United Kingdom
Burma (Myanmar) came under British rule on January 1, 1886.
1896: Utah becomes the 45th state of the U.S.A.
One condition for statehood was that a ban on polygamy had to be written into the state constitution.
1847: Samuel Colt sells his first revolver
Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers placed an order for 1000 revolver pistols after having witnessed their devastating effect.
1986: James Milner, English footballer
1965: Guy Forget, French tennis player
1942: John McLaughlin, English guitarist, songwriter
1832: George Tryon, English Admiral
1809: Louis Braille, French educator, invented Braille
2011: Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter
1965: T. S. Eliot, American/English publisher, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate
1961: Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1960: Albert Camus, French author, journalist, philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate
1941: Henri Bergson, French philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate