This day in #History


This day in #History
October 4th

1209 – Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of
Wittelsbach

1227 – Assassination of Caliph al – Adil .

1363 – End of the Battle of Lake Poyang ; the
Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that
of his rival, Chen Youliang , in one of the largest
naval battles in history.

1675 – Christian Huygens patents pocket watch

1693 – Battle of Marsaglia : Piedmontese troops are
defeated by the French.
1777 –
Battle of
Germantown: Gen George Washington ‘s troops
attack and are defeated by the British at
Germantown, Pennsylvania

1779 – The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.

1824 – Mexico becomes a republic

1830 – Provisional government declares secession of
Belgium from Netherlands

1864 – National black convention meets (Syracuse
NY)

1864 – New Orleans Tribune , 1 st black daily
newspaper, forms

1873 – Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms

1880 – University of California founded in Los
Angeles

1881 – Edward Leveaux patents automatic player
piano

1883 – Orient Express’ 1 st run , linking Turkey to
Europe by rail

1883 – First meeting of the Boys ‘ Brigade in
Glasgow, Scotland .

1895 – Horace Rawlins wins 1 st US Open golf
tournament (Newport RI)

1910 – Portugal becomes a republic , King Manuel II
flees to England

1910 – Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda .

1921 –
League of
Nations refuses to assist starving Russians

1922 – Protocol of Genevia signed : Austria gains
independence

1931 – Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of
Chile

1932 – Anti- semite Julius Gombos forms new
government in Hungary

1949 – United Nations ‘ permanent NYC headquarters
is dedicated

1958 – Fifth Republic of France is established.

1963 – Gambia achieves full internal self –
government

1966 – Lesotho (Basutoland ) gains independence
from Britain (National Day )

1967 – Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in
favour of his son , His Majesty Sultan Hassanal
Bolkiah.

1969 – UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva
headquarters

1992 – The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16
year civil war in Mozambique

2012 – Jordan ’s King Abdullah dissolves parliament
in preparation for new elections

BIRTHDAYS

1938 – Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist , Nobel laureate

2005 – Prince Emmanuel of Belgium

DEATHS

1052 – Vladimir of Novgorod ( b. 1020)

1072 – Sancho II , king of Castile /bro of Alfonso VI,
murdered at about 35

1221 – William III Talvas , Count of Ponthieu (b .
1179)

1250 – Herman VI, Margrave of Baden

1305 – Emperor Kameyama of Japan ( b. 1249 )

1540 – Helius Eobanus Hessus , German humanist/
poet (Silvae ) , dies

1597 – Sarsa Dengel , Emperor of Ethiopia ( b . 1550 )

1862 – William Duncan Smith , US Confederate brig –
general, dies at 36

1910 – Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and
politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma
(b . 1850 )

1972 – Louis S B Leakey , archaeologist /
anthropologist, dies at 68

1974 – Anne Sexton , US poetess (Pulitzer 1967 ), dies
at 45

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