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)
- 1110First Crusade: The Crusaders sack Sidon.
- 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).
- 1745Charles Edward Stewart’s army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the second Jacobite Rising.
- 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.
- 19091st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.
- 1909The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
- 1918U.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.
- 1921The first Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe ‘Fatty’Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
- 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.
- 1993A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1861Hannes Hafstein, 1st Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1922)
- 1881Erwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (d. 1944)
- 1892Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain (d. 1975)
- 1921Deanna Durbin, Canadian actress
- 1937Max Baer, Jr., American actor
- 1942Gemma Jones, English actress
- 1965Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director
- 1968Mike Barrowman, American swimmer
- 1973Ferry Corsten, Dutch producer of trance music, in addition to being a DJ and remixer
- 1984Lindsay Felton, American actress
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