December 4: Day of the Week
December 4, 2021 is the 338th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 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).
- 1676Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
- 1745Charles Edward Stewart’s army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the second Jacobite Rising.
- 1942Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
- 1954The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States
- 1958Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.
- 1969Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
- 1977Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
- 1980English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
- 1984Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
Who were born on December 4?
- 1817Nikoloz Baratashvili, Georgian poet (d. 1845)
- 1895Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
- 1938Andre Marrou, American politician, presidential candidate
- 1940Gerd Achterberg, German football manager
- 1944François Migault, French racing driver
- 1960Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete
- 1979Jeff Taylor, Canadian computer scientist
- 1982Waldo Ponce, Chilean footballer
- 1984Brooke Adams, American model
- 1987Orlando Brown, American actor
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