November 4: Day of the Week
November 4, 2020 is the 309th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 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 November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1576Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).
- 1783W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
- 1791The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
- 1952The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
- 1955After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
- 1962In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States.
- 1970Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
- 1973The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.
- 1979Iran hostage crisis begins: a group of Iranians, mostly students, invades the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
- 1994San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
Who were born on November 4?
- 1575Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)
- 1845Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (d. 1883)
- 1899Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
- 1900Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)
- 1904Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)
- 1943Bob Wollek, French race car driver (d. 2001)
- 1944Scherrie Payne, American singer (The Supremes)
- 1956Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater)
- 1972Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
- 1981Vince Wilfork, American football player
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