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)
- 306Martyrdom of Saint Barbara.
- 771Austrasian King Carloman dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne King of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.
- 1864American 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.
- 1893First Matabele War: A patrol of 34 British South Africa Police officers is killed in battle by an estimated 3,000 Ndebele on the Shangani River in Matabeleland.
- 1921The first Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe ‘Fatty’Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
- 1958Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
- 1971The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
- 1982The People’s Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
- 1993A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
- 1998The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1922Gérard Philipe, French actor (d. 1959)
- 1930Ronnie Corbett, Scottish actor
- 1931Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1934Wink Martindale, American game show host
- 1938Andre Marrou, American politician, presidential candidate
- 1959Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
- 1964Scott Hastings, Scottish Rugby Union international
- 1973Atsushi Tamura, Japanese comedian, musician (jealkb)
- 1984Brooke Adams, American model
- 1984Joe Thomas, American football player
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