December 4th celebrates International Cheetah Day and Dice Day.
We are now on the 338th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far! There’s only 20 days left until Christmas.
Is today a special day for you? Ever wondered who was born and died on this day? Well you’re about to find out all that and so much more as here we look at December 4th in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1965, the Gemini 7 space flight launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell? They spent almost 14 days in space, making 206 orbits of Earth.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 4th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 4 in history? Keep reading to find out!
French couture house Chanel ended its use of fur and exotic skins, following suit of bans by other companies.
The US Supreme Court allowed President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect for six predominantly Muslim countries.
Mission Santa Barbara was founded in California by Franciscan missionaries from Spain.
Padre Fermín Lasuén founded the mission on this day as it was the Feast of Saint Barbara. Both the Californian city and county were later named after this mission. Saint Barbara herself is the patron saint of military men, miners, military engineers, and armorers, particularly those that work with explosives.
If you’re celebrating your birthday today, you share the same birthday with Jay-Z! Check out these other famous people who were born on this day!
54 years old
New York, USA
31 years old
Gyeonggi, South Korea
50 years old
57 years old
Rainer Maria Rilke
Dec 29, 1926 (Age 51)
Unfortunately, December 4th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer born on January 26, 1756. He died on this day in 1791, at age 35 in Vienna, Austria.
Dec 4, 1791 (Age 35)
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
National Dice Day
It’s time to roll the dice today and see how lucky you are! Celebrate these ancient gaming tools today by playing your favorite board game, and hope that lady luck is kind to you today of all days. You could even buy some fancy new dice to spice up your game!
Cheetahs may be the fastest land animals in the world, but they’re unfortunately not winning the race against extinction. International Cheetah Day is a day to raise awareness of this fact, and you can participate by spreading the word or donating towards their continued survival.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Egg rolls are an American invention, but spring rolls are authentically Chinese.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
People born Sagittarians tend to be optimistic and are very trusting of others. Sagittarians like to believe those around them and will take everyone on their own merits.
The Blue Topaz is the birthstone given to people born in December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it by recharging the body, mind, and spirit.
Anyone born on Dec 4 would likely have been conceived around March 13 in the same year.
Babies conceived on December 4th, 2023, will be due around August 27th, 2024.