November 4 is the 308th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 57 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 4th in history!
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What Happened On This Day – November 4
2008: Barack Obama is elected
The first African-American to be elected President of the United States, Obama is the 44th person to occupy the Oval Office. He succeeded President George W. Bush and he has been elected to the office twice.
1995: Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
He was the Prime Minister of Israel when he was killed in Tel Aviv by Yigal Amir, an Israel who opposed the role that Rabin played in the Oslo Peace Accords. The Accords were a collection of agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization that set up the process of Palestinian self-determination and created the Palestinian Authority.
1979: Iran Hostage Crisis
The 444-day crisis began when a group of students took over the American Embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostages. The crisis led to a breakdown in American and Iranian diplomatic relations.
1952: US National Security Agency formed
The NSA as it is popularly known is an intelligence organization that is responsible for monitoring and collecting signal intelligence around the world. The agency was preceded by the Armed Forces Security Agency.
1925: First woman governor of a state in the US
Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first and only female governor of the state of Wyoming in the United States. In addition to being the first woman to be ever elected as a state governor in the US, she was also the first female director of the United States Mint.
Births On This Day, November 4
1960: Kathy Griffin, American comedian, actress
1957: Tony Abbott, Australian politician
1951: Traian Băsescu, Romanian politician, 4th President of Romania
1933: Charles K. Kao, Chinese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1916: Walter Cronkite, American journalist
Deaths On This Day, November 4
2015: René Girard, French historian, critic, philosopher
2008: Michael Crichton, American author, screenwriter, director, producer
1995: Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate
1924: Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, educator
1847: Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, conductor