2021 April

April 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 4

April 4th is Vitamin C Day and Walk Around Things Day.

Today is the 94th day of the year, and there are 271 days left of the year.

People who were born on this day share the Aries star sign.

If today is your birthday then you should know that your birth date was an incredibly important day in history. We saw the world’s biggest building of its time built, the incorporation of some major businesses – and much more!

Did you know that on this day in 1973, New York City’s Twin Tower World Trade Center was officially opened? Upon completion they were the tallest buildings in the world.

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

What Happened On April 4 In History?

2018

The 21st Commonwealth Games officially began on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

2017

The Pink Star Diamond sold for a record $71 million USD in Hong Kong.

Source CNN
2008

Beyoncé and Jay-Z married with only 40 guests present on their special day.

1999

Alibaba Group Holding Limited was founded by Jack Ma.

1975

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

1973

New York City’s Twin Tower World Trade Center was officially opened.

OTD in 1973: New York City's Twin Tower World Trade Center was officially opened.
The buildings were the world's tallest at 1,350 feet tall. The towers were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 disaster after terrorists crashed into them on hijacked planes.
1968

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

He was shot at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee, US by James Earl Ray.
1905

The Kangra earthquake in India killed over 20,000 people.

This 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed up to 100,000 buildings and 53,000 domestic animals were lost.
1818

US Congress released a US flag which featured 20 stars and 13 red and white stripes.

OTD in 1818: US Congress released a US flag which featured 20 stars and 13 red and white stripes.
Source Politico
1660

The Declaration of Breda document was issued by the exiled King Charles II of England.

The declaration promised a pardon of crimes committed during the English Civil War as loyal subjects of King Charles.

Did you know that on this day, April 4th 1973, New York City's Twin Tower World Trade Center was officially opened?