April 4 in History

April 4 in Pop Culture History

April 4th is…
404 Day
Carrot Day
Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
Hug a Newsperson Day
Jeep 4×4 Day
International Day For Mine Awareness
Rat Day
National School Librarian Day
World Stray Animals Day
Tell A Lie Day
Vitamin C Day
Walk Around Things Day

1561 – UFOs were reported flying over Nuremberg, German

1841 – US President Harrison died of pneumonia after one month in office

1850 – Los Angeles, California, was incorporated as a city.

1871 – Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa Patented (#113,448) the “Mrs. Potts’ sad iron” – a set of three irons with a detachable handle, so two irons could be heating up while you were using the other.

1877 -A pianist performed in Philadelphia, and an audience heard the performance in New York via the telephone.

1932 – Professor C. Glen King of the University of Pittsburgh discovered vitamin C.

1933 – Akron, an airship, crashed in New Jersey, killing 73 people.

1949 – Twelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

1964 – #1 Hit April 4, 1964 – May 8, 1964: The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love

1964 – The Beatles occupied the top five positions on the Billboard singles chart in the United States, with Can’t Buy Me LoveTwist and ShoutShe Loves YouI Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.

1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.

1969 – CBS abruptly canceled The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and replaced it with Hee HawHee Haw episodes were ready to premiere in mid-June.

1973 – The World Trade Center in New York was officially dedicated.

1975 – Microsoft was founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico

1983 – Space Shuttle Challenger made its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).

1987 – #1 Hit April 4, 1987 – April 17, 1987: Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

1998 – #1 Hit April 4, 1998 – April 24, 1998: K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life

2003 – A Man ApartWhat a Girl Wants and Phone Booth were released in theaters.

2013 – Famed movie critic Roger Ebert died.

2013 – Kinky Boots (Broadway Musical) Opened on April 4, 2013

2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar debuted in theaters.

#1 Hit April 4, 2020 – April 17, 2020: Blinding LightsThe Weeknd

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