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)
- 1563The final session of the Council of Trent is held (it opened on December 13, 1545).
- 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).
- 1674Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois).
- 1943World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
- 1967Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
- 1977Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
- 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.
- 1991Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.
- 1998The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
- 2006An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km south of Tokyo.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1852Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)
- 1875Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
- 1892Liu Bocheng, Chinese Communist military commander and Marshal of the People’s Liberation Army (d. 1986)
- 1917Movita Castaneda, American actress
- 1945Roberta Bondar, Canadian astronaut
- 1948Southside Johnny, American singer
- 1956Bernard King, American basketball player
- 1973Keith Caputo, American singer (Life Of Agony)
- 1983Jimmy Bartel, Australian rules footballer
- 1984Lauren London, American actress
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