Historical Events of Importance on 4th November
1995—Yitzhak Rabin assassinated
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, co-recipient with Shimon Peres and Yāsir ʿArafāt of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, was assassinated on 4th November in 1995 by a Jewish extremist, Yigal Amir, while attending a peace rally.
1946—UNESCO was established
UNESCO was officially established as its constitution entered into force; this specialized agency of the UN called for the promotion of international collaboration in education, science, and culture.
1922— Pyramid of King Tutankhamen was found- Advertisement -
British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the main entrance to the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen on this day. In 2007, King Tutankhamen’s face was unveiled for the first time to the public more than 3,000 years after the pharaoh was buried in his Egyptian tomb.
Political Events of Importance on this day
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.
2008— Barack Obama Was Elected
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On 4th November, democratic politician Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected president of the United States on this day. He succeeded President George W. Bush and has been elected to the office twice.
2001—Harry Potter Premiered
On this day, the first film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, premiered in London.
1783— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36” premieres in Linz, Austria
It was written by Mozart, a famous Classical Musician and Composer, during a stopover in the Austrian town of Linz on his and his wife’s way back home to Vienna. The entire symphony was written in four days to accommodate the local count’s announcement, upon hearing of the Mozarts’ arrival in Linz, of a concert.
Major Scientific Innovations
1939— The First Air-Conditioned Automobile
The first air-conditioned automobile was exhibited by its manufacturer, Packard Motor Co. of Detroit Michigan. The public exhibition at the 40th Automobile Show in Chicago, Illinois ran between 4-12 Nov.
- 1845—Vasudev Phadke—Indian Revolutionary who fought against the British
- 1884—Jamnalal Bajaj—A famous Gandhian Activist, freedom fighter and founder of Bajaj Industries
- 1929—Shakuntala Devi—An Indian Mathematician, astronomer, and a fast arithmetic woman
- 1971—Tabassum Fatima Hashmi AKA Tabu— Indian Film Actress
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