November 4: Day of the Week
November 4, 2018 was the 308th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 57 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1429Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
- 1677The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later jointly reign as William and Mary.
- 1861The University of Washington opens in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University.
- 1921The Sturmabteilung or SA, whose members were known as “brownshirts”, physically assault Adolf Hitler’s opposition after his speech in Munich.
- 1924Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
- 1942World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein – Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.
- 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).
- 1995Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli.
- 2008Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.
- 2008Proposition 8 passes in California, revoking state recognition of LGBT marriages.
Who were born on November 4?
- 1899Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
- 1900Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)
- 1909Evelyn Johnson, American aviator
- 1933C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nigerian politician
- 1939Shakuntala Devi, Indian calculating prodigy
- 1960Kathy Griffin, American comedian
- 1968Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1975Éric Fichaud, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Orlando Pace, American football player
- 1980Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
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