December 4, 2023 was the 338th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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.
December 4 Historical Event(s)
Austrasian King Carloman dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne King of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.
Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels.
American 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.
Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
1st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.
The first Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe ‘Fatty’Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
World 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.
McGurk’s Bar bombing: An Ulster Volunteer Force bomb kills 15 civilians and wounds 17 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
Who were born on December 4?
Charles Keating, American attorney and businessman
Horst Buchholz, German-born actor (d. 2003)
Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive (d. 2007)
Gary Rossington, American musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
John L. Adams, American actor
Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ
Orlando Brown, American actor
Andriy Pylyavskyi,Ukrainian footballer
Jean-Claude Iranzi, Rwandan footballer
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