Sunday, February 5, 2023 (Week 06)

April 4 in History

What happened on April 4 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 4 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 4 in history.

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1985
A coup in Sudan ousts President Nimeiry and replaces him with General Dahab.
1979
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the president of Pakistan is executed.
1974
Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record.
1968
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
1949
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed.
1941
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel captures the British held town of Benghazi in North Africa.
1918
The Battle of the Somme ends.
1917
The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.
1862
The Battle of Yorktown begins as Union gen. George B. McClellan closes in on Richmond, Va.
1841
President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office, just a month after being sworn in.
1818
The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
1812
The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana.
1581
Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world.