December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2018 was the 338th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1563The final session of the Council of Trent is held (it opened on December 13, 1545).
- 1864American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Sherman’s campaign destroying a wide swath of the South on his march to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1881The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
- 1942World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ends.
- 1943World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.
- 1969Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
- 1971The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
- 1975Suriname joins the United Nations.
- 1991Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.
- 1993A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1798Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)
- 1892Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain (d. 1975)
- 1892Liu Bocheng, Chinese Communist military commander and Marshal of the People’s Liberation Army (d. 1986)
- 1913Mark Robson, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1978)
- 1962Kevin Richardson, English footballer
- 1963Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter
- 1964Scott Hastings, Scottish Rugby Union international
- 1970John L. Adams, American actor
- 1984Joe Thomas, American football player
- 1992Līna Mūze, Latvian javelin thrower
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