December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2020 is the 339th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 771Austrasian King Carloman dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne King of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.
- 1791The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published.
- 1872The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia (the ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged).
- 1881The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
- 19091st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.
- 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.
- 1958Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
- 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 Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water”.
- 1984Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1670John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
- 1925Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer who made the first ascent of K2 (d. 2009)
- 1930Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist
- 1934Wink Martindale, American game show host
- 1948Southside Johnny, American singer
- 1957Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate
- 1966Suzanne Malveaux, American television news reporter
- 1970Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler
- 1986Martell Webster, American basketball player
- 1988Andriy Pylyavskyi,Ukrainian footballer
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