December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2019 is the 338th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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).
- 1791The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published.
- 1875Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then Spain.
- 1937The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
- 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.
- 1971McGurk’s Bar bombing: An Ulster Volunteer Force bomb kills 15 civilians and wounds 17 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1977Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
- 1982The People’s Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
- 1991Captain Mark Pyle pilots Clipper Goodwill, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-221ADV, to Miami International Airport ending 64 years of Pan Am operations.
- 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?
- 1908Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1910Alex North, American film music composer (d. 1991)
- 1913Mark Robson, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1978)
- 1924John Portman, American architect
- 1938Andre Marrou, American politician, presidential candidate
- 1944François Migault, French racing driver
- 1957Raul Boesel, Brazilian racing driver
- 1963Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter
- 1964Scott Hastings, Scottish Rugby Union international
- 1965Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director
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