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“4 December: What Happened On This Day In History?”


4 December: In a year, the 4th of December is the 338th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 339th day of the year.

What special day is today?

This day covers many vital events like “the formal disbanding of Led Zeppelin rock-band”; “launch of Mars Pathfinder to Mars”; “the Paris Peace Conference”; “about the International Space Station”; “volcanic eruption in Indonesia”, etc.

Let’s explore what happened today.

4 December: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 4 December

Art & Artists

  • 1970 Jay-Z, an American rapper, and entrepreneur was born. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the famous rapper was the foremost figure in the hip-hop circuit.
  • 1980 Led Zeppelin, the British rock band announced its formal disbanding after several months after the demise of John Bonham (drummer). The band regrouped again on many occasions for one-off performances.

Science & Technology

  • 1996Launch of Mars Pathfinder, the unmanned space vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Its mission was to explore the surface of Mars.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1918 President Woodrow Wilson left the USA to attend the Paris Peace Conference in France. It was held after the end of warfare in World War I. The drafting of the treaty of Versailles and the establishment of the League of Nations were the highlights of the conference.
  • 1971The Pakistan Navy and Karachi city were attacked by the Indian Navy in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The PNS Ghazi, a submarine of the Pakistan Navy was sunk by the onslaught by India.

People & Society

  • 1154 Adrian IV became the only Englishman to get elected as the Pope.
  • 1791 The beginning of the publication of The Observer. It was the first Sunday newspaper in the world.
  • 1982 The adoption of the current constitution by the People’s Republic of China.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 2021 Explosive eruption occurred in the Semeru volcano that killed no less than 69 and injured 104. The volcano is located on the island of Java, Indonesia.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 1998 Launch of the International Space Station’s second module – the Unity Module.

Leisure & Sports

  • 1909The Toronto Varsity Blues won the first Grey Cup in an amateur gridiron football championship game in Canada. They beat the Toronto Parkdale team in the final.

Birth Anniversaries (4 December)

  • 1892 Francisco Franco (Ruler of Spain)
  • 1949 Jeff Bridges (American actor)
  • 1967 Guillermo Amor (Spanish footballer and manager)
  • 1973 Tyra Banks (American model and television personality)
  • 1977 Ajit Agarkar (Indian cricketer)

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Death Anniversaries (4 December)

  • 1131 Omar Khayyam (Persian Poet and Astronomer)
  • 1679 Thomas Hobbes (English philosopher and political theorist)
  • 1976 Benjamin Britten (British Composer)
  • 2015 Robert Loggia (Actor from America)
  • 2017 Shashi Kapoor (Indian actor)

What Special Day is Today: (4 December)

  • Navy Day (India)
  • Tupou I Day (Tonga)
  • Thai Environment Day (Thailand)
  • National Cookie Day (United States)


The true & scintillating story of the day (4 December) tries to cover important people, places, and events linked to this day.

It refreshes lots of interesting events that have happened on this day in history.

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