November

November 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 4

November 4th is officially celebrated as National Chicken Lady Day & Use Your Common Sense Day.

We are now on day 308 out of 365, and only have 57 days left of the year.

If you were born on November 4, your zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Discover all about November the 4th in years gone by with our top-selected events including disasters that made history, politics, music and more.

Did you know that on this day in 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to win a United States Presidential Election? Almost a quarter of a million people are estimated to have been present for his victory speech.

Keep reading for more facts about November 4th in history!

What Happened On November 4 In History?

2019

462 non-violent inmates were released from Oklahoma prisons in the largest commutation in American history.

The event was brought on by prison reforms within the state to reduce overburdened prisons, while giving low crime offenders another chance in life.
Source CNN
2016

The Paris Climate Change Agreement went into force.

It was an international pact to reduce greenhouse emissions and address world climate change.
Source UNFCCC
2015

A plane crash in South Sudan at Juba International Airport killed 31 people.

Only two people were left alive from the crash. A man and a small girl whom he had cradled in his arms to protect her.
2008

Barack Obama became the first African American to win a United States Presidential Election.

2004

Physicists in New Zealand observed a record breaking solar flair.

OTD in 2004: Physicists in New Zealand observed a record breaking solar flair.
It was designated as an X45 in energy and size. An X45 could have fried most of the world's telecommunications infrastructure with an x-ray burst containing 5,000 times more energy than normal. Thankfully, the flair did not travel in our direction.
Source SpaceRef
2001

J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter Movie “The Philosopher’s Stone” premiered in Leicester Square, London, UK.

1997

Canadian country singer, Shania Twain released her third album “Come On Over.”

The album won her the 1999 Billboard Album of the Year.
1956

Around 1,000 Soviet tanks entered Budapest, the capital of Hungary, after bombing half the city in an attempt to take over.

Source BBC
1841

The first wagon train arrived in California after having left Independence, Missouri, in May 1841.

1783

Mozart’s Symphony No.36 premiered in Linz, Austria.

1429

Joan of Arc liberated the town of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, France, after a second siege.

Did you know that on this day, November 4th 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to win a United States Presidential Election?