December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2019 was the 338th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 161938 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God (this is considered by many to be the first Thanksgiving in the Americas).
- 19091st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.
- 1909The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
- 1939World War II: HMS Nelson is struck by a mine (laid by GS U-31) off the Scottish coast and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.
- 1945By a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations (the UN is established on October 24, 1945).
- 1958Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
- 1971The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
- 1981South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei “homeland” (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).
- 1984Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
- 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.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1795Thomas Carlyle, Scottish writer and historian (d. 1881)
- 1875Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
- 1913Mark Robson, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1978)
- 1930Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist
- 1935Paul O'Neill, 72nd Secretary of the Treasury
- 1946Geert Mak, Dutch writer
- 1973Tyra Banks, American supermodel
- 1981Courtney Cummz, American pornographic actress
- 1981Lila McCann, American country singer
- 1983Jimmy Bartel, Australian rules footballer
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